Who is Responsible for a Truck Accident?
Several parties could be responsible for a crash and your truck accident injuries, including but not limited to:
- The motor carrier (trucking company)
- The truck driver
- A maintenance company
- A loading company/shipper
- The cargo owner
- Other service vendors
- A truck or party manufacturer
After a truck accident, the only obvious parties are often the truck driver and their employer. At this point, it’s difficult to know who owns the cargo and who is shipping it, who manufactured the truck, and who provides maintenance services for it. When we file a truck accident lawsuit, we will cast a wide net to gain as much evidence as possible through the discovery period and identify which party (or parties) is liable for your injuries.
What to Do After a Truck Accident in Fort Worth
If you are involved in a truck accident, we recommend that you:
01 Call 911
If you’re well enough to do so, call 911 at the scene of the accident. You want the accident to be formally reported to the police. Calling 911 also ensures emergency responders arrive as quickly as possible.
02 Obtain Medical Care
If you’re injured, don’t refuse medical treatment after a truck accident. Not only is this detrimental to your health, but it can affect the success of your case.
03 Document the Crash
If you can, take photos and video of the truck accident. Document the crash scene from different angles and distances. Also, photograph surrounding property damage, any other signs of the incident like skid marks, and your injuries.
04 Exchange Information
Obtain the truck driver’s name, contact information, employer’s information, and insurance information. Provide your own name, contact info, and insurance info.
05 Ask for Witness Information
If other people who witnessed the truck crash stayed at the scene, ask for their names and contact information. We may reach out to them for their statements.
06 Notify Your Insurer
If you were in your own vehicle at the time of the crash, you should inform your auto insurance company. This notice protects your right to obtain benefits under your own policy.
Truck Accident Compensation
When you are injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Physical Limitations
- Loss of Earning Capacity
The best way to determine the potential value of your truck accident claim is to speak with our truck accident attorneys. We're happy to discuss the details of your truck accident case in person or over the phone. All calls are free and require zero obligation. Fill out our contact form or call us directly to get started.
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Additional Information about truck accidents
Federal Trucking Regulations
The federal government closely regulates commercial trucks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is in charge of creating trucking laws, investigating compliance and possible violations, and taking enforcement action. When you incur harm in a crash, our semi-truck accident attorneys look to determine whether the trucking company or driver was compliant with all FMCSA regulations at the time of the crash. If these parties violated one or more regulations, this might be evidence of their negligence and liability.
Fatal Truck Accidents
When families come to us after losing a loved one in a trucking accident, we know that they’re going through one of the hardest, lowest points in their lives. Fatal truck accidents are tragic, and we take our responsibility to survivors seriously.
Due to the size and weight of many commercial vehicles, collisions can be deadly. If your parent, spouse, child, or other relative was killed in a truck accident, contact our commercial vehicle accident lawyers right away. We will carefully review your circumstances and advise you of your right to pursue a Texas wrongful death claim. If your family has a valid claim, then we will fight hard for you to receive fair compensation for your economic losses, emotional losses, and grief and suffering.
Truck Accident Settlements and Lawsuits
During negotiations, we will be in communication with the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. When we have a strong case, the insurer may make an initial settlement offer. We will compare this offer to our independent calculation of your damages. We know how much your truck accident claim is worth, and if the settlement offer is too low, we will not hesitate to negotiate. In many truck accident claims, we are able to resolve the case through an insurance settlement and avoid going trial.
However, a settlement is not always forthcoming. The insurer may contest your claim, the policy limit may be below the value of your claim, or the insurer may simply refuse to agree on a fair amount. In these instances, we may recommend pushing forward with a trial. We will fight hard for you to receive the maximum amount of compensation possible from the judge or jury.
Call Our Fort Worth Truck Accident Lawyers Today
Anderson Injury Lawyers has a track record of success. We've won millions of dollars for our clients over the years and have experience handling a wide array of cases, including fatal accidents, drunk driving wrecks, catastrophic injury crashes, and more. An accident is tragedy enough, and when you hire me as your Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, I will work hard to make sure that the suffering ends there.
If you suffered harm in an accident or any incident caused by negligence, contact Anderson Injury Lawyers right away. We offer individualized attention, over 25 years of experience, and everything you need to get everything you deserve.
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