If you or a member of your family has been injured in a Carrollton traffic accident involving an 18-wheeler truck or other heavy goods vehicle, it is in your best interest to speak with a board certified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The attorneys at the Anderson Law Firm have substantial experience in winning bodily injury and wrongful death cases caused by Texas truck wrecks throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
When Should I Hire an Attorney?Generally, the sooner you hire an attorney the better your chances are of winning the maximum compensation for your case. Although there may be situations where you can handle a bodily injury claim without experienced legal professionals, this is rarely the case in tractor trailer collisions. If your injuries required you to have surgery or be hospitalized, then you should probably speak with a lawyer before attempting to handle your claim on your own. It can often be quite challenging to win a case against a trucking company. The sooner you hire an attorney, the more likely it is that critical evidence to support your claim can be preserved.
How Can I Prove That the Truck Driver Was at Fault?Without an experienced Carrollton personal injury lawyer on your side, it can be very difficult to gather the necessary evidence to prove that it was the trucker’s negligence which was responsible for your crash. Although you can pay to get a copy of the police crash scene report yourself, the Anderson Law Firm will get you a copy for free regardless of whether you are a client or not. When you hire us to help you with your case, we will also be able to collect additional information to support your claim, such as data from the truck’s black box, the truck driver’s logbook, and their cell phone records.
How Much Information Should I Give the Trucking Company’s Insurance Representative?Although it might seem like the insurance adjustor is being helpful, you should always remember that they are employed by the insurance company. At the end of the day, their job is to settle your claim for as little money as possible. Beware of requests for you to provide them with a recorded statement or access to your medical records. You have no legal obligation to do so. In fact, their motivation for asking for this information is so that they can cheat you out of the money you deserve. If they insist, you should consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Speak with a Board Certified Attorney TodayAt the Anderson Law Firm we offer completely free, no obligation consultations to truck wreck victims and their immediate family members. To discuss your specific situation with a lawyer today, please call us toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally in Carrollton at 214-327-8000.
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