Being involved in a truck accident can turn your life on its head. Truck accidents are unique to any other auto accident because of the immense size of these vehicles and the amount of damage they can cause. You may be permanently affected by your truck accident injuries, not only physically but financially and emotionally as well. That is why we encourage you to seek a personal injury claim to get the compensation you deserve. Our Texas truck accident attorneys are here to help you every step of the way. You are a priority to us and we want to ensure that your rights to full and fair compensation are protected. Read a bit about your case then give us a call to set up a free case evaluation.
Most Common Truck Accident Injuries
As mentioned, truck accidents have the potential to cause severe damages and injuries. These vehicles are harder to stop, have more blind spots, and are exponentially heavier than cars. We often see very severe and often permanent injuries from people who have been involved in a car accident. The most common truck accident injuries include:
- broken bones and fractured bones
- traumatic brain injury, concussion, or contusions
- spinal cord injury
- head, neck, or back injuries
- internal organ damage
- scarring and disfigurement
Generally speaking, if you are more severely injured, you will be able to receive more compensation. In order to set yourself up to get this compensation, you need to start treatment on your injuries right away. Odds are these injuries are going to be very painful and hard to ignore, but you should never be tempted to try to shake off these suspected injuries. What may seem like a minor pain that doesn’t need treatment may turn into something serious that requires surgery and physical therapy. You should never risk worsening your condition. Also, you should never wait to see a doctor because this gap in treatment will be a reason for the truck’s insurance company to reduce the amount of compensation they owe you or throw out your case altogether. They will try to say that you weren’t badly injured enough to need compensation or that your injuries were caused by something after your truck accident.
Tips for a Successful Case
At the scene of the accident, there are several things you want to do. First, if you’re able to, you should take photos of the area and your injuries. This might include photos of both vehicles, tire marks on the road, and the debris left scattered around. You will want to get all contact information from the witnesses of the accident as their testimony can be very helpful for you when you pursue your case. You should also seek out the contact and insurance information from any and all vehicles involved in your accident. Do not leave the scene without this. You may have the police arrive on the scene to get a full report of the accident. We can get a copy of this report later on to help us out with your case. Lastly, this is something you should avoid doing. Never say to anyone that you are at fault for the accident. Avoid saying it was your fault because even if you think it was your fault in the moment, it might turn out to not be your fault at all. If anyone has on record that you owned up to causing the accident, even if you really didn’t, then you could be hurting your case.
Texas Statute of Limitations
In Texas, you have two years from the date of your truck accident to bring your claim to civil court. This is a hard deadline that you must abide by. If you are late, you will be barred from receiving compensation. We urge you to get to an attorney right away. The sooner you start your case, the more time you have to build a strong case. We will do everything in our power to get you the best possible result and the sooner you can call us, the sooner we can protect your evidence, and talk to your witnesses.
Contact Our Texas Truck Accident Attorneys Today
If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, please do not hesitate to give our office a call to set up a free case evaluation with our experienced and dedicated Texas truck accident attorneys. We will treat you like the priority that you are. You deserve full and fair compensation. We are going to make this a reality. Please call us today and learn how we can help you get the best possible result.