Brookshire Truck Accident Attorney
People are injured every day in large truck accidents all across the country. With billions of tons of cargo moving along highways in the United States, it’s not surprising that truck accidents are on the rise. When a large truck and small passenger vehicle collide, passengers in the vehicle are often left with severe to catastrophic injuries. If you were the victim of a large truck collision, you might be entitled to claim your damages. To learn more about pursuing a large truck accident claim in Texas, contact a Brookshire truck accident attorney at The West Law Office.
At The West Law Office, our legal team has decades of experience helping clients recover compensation in personal injury claims. We understand how terrifying it can be after an accident with a large truck. You should be concentrating on your recovery, not dealing with the trucking company’s insurance company. Retaining an attorney will allow you to do that. Our goal is to handle all the negotiations and legal processes while you concentrate on your recovery and getting back to work.
Common Causes of Large Truck Accidents in Texas
Large truck accidents occur for many reasons. Some of the most common causes we see include:
- Overloaded trailer or unevenly distributed load
- Unsafe lane changes
- Distracted driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving under the influence
- Road hazards
- Inexperienced driver
- Defective equipment
What to Do After an 18-Wheeler Accident in Texas
Immediately following an accident, you should move your vehicle to safety if possible, and call the police. While you are waiting for the police to arrive, try to document the scene as best you can. Take photos of your vehicle, the truck, the overall scene, etc. Be sure to get contact information for everyone involved in the accident, including witnesses. Don’t assume the police will get everyone’s contact information when they arrive. Sometimes witnesses have to leave, or the police only get contact information for one or two people.
If you are not transported to the hospital from the scene of the accident, make sure to set up an appointment with a doctor right away. You should see a doctor, even if you suspect your injuries are minor. You could have internal injuries that are not visible. Also, seeing a medical doctor early on can help preserve your injury claim. The longer you wait to see a doctor, the more likely the trucking company’s insurance is to deny your claim.
You should also report the claim to your insurance company timely but avoid speaking with the truck driver’s insurance directly. You should be represented by an attorney who will be the one to handle all communications with the other driver’s insurance. Insurance adjusters are notorious for asking you to give a recorded statement to use information against you in your claim.
Contact a Texas Truck Accident Lawyer Today
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you need a Brookshire truck accident attorney who will protect your rights. Contact The West Law Office today to schedule an initial consultation.