If you have been injured as a result of being involved in an accident with a big truck in the State of Texas, the first thing you should do is to find a good attorney. Keep in mind that whether or not you feel you are at fault, it is required that you contact your insurance company within a certain amount of time and if you feel that you are not at fault, an attorney can best advise you how to make a claim.
Truck accidents in Texas often are the result of the truck driver being tired behind the wheel. Those big rigs are on the roads for hours at a time and the driver may have a deadline for getting his or her load to its location within a certain timeframe. This focus on deadlines also causes many of those drivers to be overly aggressive on the roadways and drive at speeds over the legal limit.
Some drivers pay no attention to road conditions due to inclement weather and believe it or not, there are a number of drivers who drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Also, bear in mind that a ticket does not need to be issued before one or the other driver is found to be at fault. Many truck accidents result in neither driver being issued a citation by the law enforcement officer who arrives on scene. In fact, the officer arriving on the scene can only issue a traffic citation but cannot ascribe fault.
Insurance companies are not bound by law to assign fault on the word of the law enforcement official which often results in disputes being brought to court.
In a case where neither driver was issued a citation, it is all the more important that you call an attorney as soon as you are able. If you are hospitalized, have a relative assist you with the call. Our Law Firm is expert in handling insurance claims involving trucks of any size in Texas. After a consultation we can better help you understand your rights as a claimant.
The sooner you contact us the better because you can be assured a commercial 18 wheeler will have representation on the job within hours of the accident.
Don’t speak with anyone but your attorney because what you say can have bearing on the outcome of your claim. This is one of the first things we may advise you if we feel you have a claim and have agreed to be represented by our team of expert accident attorneys.
Schedule your consultation by calling at your earliest convenience. But remember; until you’ve spoken with us graciously refuse to speak with the truck driver’s insurance company or attorney. The outcome of your claim may depend on this.