Accidents involving commercial motor vehicles tend to be the most devastating and injurious of all traffic collisions. Take the average 18-wheeler, for example: This vehicle is a massive behemoth with limited stopping power that can weight up to 80,000 lbs. and speed between 35 mph and 85 mph – in Texas, at least. It’s probably no surprise that even a comparatively “minor” truck accident can result in life-changing injuries, tragic fatalities, and extreme property damage.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by the actions of a negligent trucker, you may have grounds to pursue restitution through civil litigation. However, before taking legal action, you need to discuss your case options with a qualified legal professional and collect certain pieces of evidence that can bolster your claim.
The average Texan will experience approximately 3-4 motor vehicle accidents throughout their lifetime. However, no two accidents are the same, and it’s critical that you retain legal representation before filing a claim. Truck accidents tend to be more complicated, in a legal sense, than car crashes because multiple entities and insurers may be involved. For example, depending on the circumstances that led up to the collision, a plaintiff could hold several parties liable, including the trucker, the trucking company, the cargo company, the manufacturer, and so forth.
But how can you safeguard your right to damages when insurers are pressuring you to accept a lowball settlement offer? The first step – after getting an attorney – is to collect 3 essential pieces of evidence that can strengthen your case:
Contact the truck accident lawyers at the Daspit Law Firm if you require personal injury or wrongful death representation after a collision. Our experienced legal team can investigate the accident, negotiate with the defendant’s insurer, and help you collect and preserve evidence that strengthens the validity of your claim. With our assistance, you can pursue a favorable and substantial settlement that covers your medical bills, property damage fees, and other injury-related expenses.
Contact the Daspit Law Firm at (888) 273-1045 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation with our legal team.
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Attorney John Daspit provides personalized attention to his clients who have suffered from another person's negligence. He is devoted to the law and passionate about representing clients through their personal injury claims.
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