Euless, Texas Truck Accident Lawyers
Fighting to Bring You Justice After a Crash
In a split second, with one wrong move by a truck driver, your world can change. Being hit by a truck can alter the trajectory of your life. You may have severe injuries with astronomical medical bills. Long-term injuries may leave you in chronic pain and unable to work. You may have even lost someone dear to you in the accident, and you fear even driving again. After such a shattering incident, you deserve to have someone fighting for your rights and working on getting you the compensation you’re entitled to. The Wolf of Law Street believes in holding those who have harmed you accountable, so you can get closure. Call (972) 573-4532 for a free consultation.
What Are the Dangers of a Truck Crash?
A large truck is defined as any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds. Meanwhile, the weight of an average passenger vehicle is between 3000 and 4000 pounds. It’s not surprising then that the vast majority of injuries and deaths in truck crashes occur to individuals who are not in the truck. The sheer mass of a truck makes it especially devastating in a crash. Some common injuries resulting from a truck accident include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Back, head, and neck injuries
- Head trauma
- Severed limbs
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Death or permanent disability may also result from truck crashes due to their severity. Survivors may experience nightmares, anxiety, PTSD, and other trauma-related issues. A truck crash can be a life-altering experience for you and your loved ones. An experienced lawyer will thoroughly investigate your truck accident claim with the goal of holding both the truck driver and the trucking company responsible for the negligent actions which resulted in your injuries.
What Should You Do After an Accident With a Truck?
If you are involved in an accident with a truck, the safety of you and your loved ones should come first. Call 911 to get medical help if there are injuries and follow the advice of any medical responders. Once you are all safe and if you are physically able, then take these steps:
- Call the police: They will come to the scene and file an accident report with statements and photos.
- Get insurance and other information from the truck driver: Collect their insurance company’s name, policy number, and the company’s phone number. Also, get the truck driver’s name, truck number, license plate, and the name of the trucking company and its owner.
- Take photos: Get as many photos of the accident scene as possible from different angles. Videos are also helpful. You may capture something the police report doesn’t.
- Get witness information: Gather names, phone numbers, and addresses of any eyewitnesses or good samaritans who stopped to help.
- Call a truck accident lawyer: Having a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident can relieve some of the stress of the situation, and they will advise you on any further actions you need to take.
Make sure to always seek medical attention after an accident, even if you feel uninjured. There may be damage to your body that is not immediately apparent. Do not tell anyone at the scene that you are ok, because you may simply be in shock and actually be seriously injured. Also, remember to never discuss who may be at fault after an accident. This includes not apologizing to the truck driver or the responding officers. This could be used as evidence against you later, so be very careful what you say. A personal injury lawyer can advise you and ensure that you don’t say anything which could harm your case.
What Kind of Compensation Is Available for Victims of a Truck Crash?
If the driver of the truck involved in the crash is found to be at fault for the accident, you may receive compensation. Compensation is the law’s way of holding responsible the people or entities who caused the damages. You may be compensated for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages may include lost wages, loss of earning capacity, medical expenses, and occasionally, legal expenses. These are fairly straightforward to calculate based on bills, wages, and other financial documents. What is harder to quantify are non-economic damages. These are damages awarded for less tangible injuries such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of companionship. These are very real consequences of a truck accident, but it’s more challenging to assign a monetary value to them, so the compensation awarded may vary. However, an experienced truck accident lawyer will fight to get you the maximum compensation for your case.
Why Is Hiring a Lawyer Beneficial if You’ve Been a Victim of a Truck Accident?
When you and your family have been harmed by the negligent actions of another, you deserve to have justice and be compensated for what you’ve endured. You should be able to focus on your healing without worrying about how you’re going to pay your medical bills or survive without your lost wages. The Wolf of Law Street can guide you through every step of the claims process. You don’t have to do this alone. We know how to handle insurance companies and will thoroughly investigate the causes leading up to an accident in order to build a strong case for you. Our lawyers will aggressively fight for fair and just compensation for your injuries. If we do not secure a recovery, you will not owe any legal fees. Contact us today at (972) 573-4532 for a free consultation.