Hiring a Dallas Injury Lawyer After a Truck Accident
- May 8, 2013
- Truck Accidents
Speed, or rather time, is of the essence when it comes to hiring a Dallas injury lawyer whenever you have been involved in a wreck involving a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, tractor trailer or other large heavy goods vehicle. Right from the moment you are involved in a collision with a big rig, the odds are stacked against you in more ways than one.
Firstly, there is the matter of your survival. Many trucks weigh as much as 80,000 lbs and are 75 feet long. The bodily injuries and property damage which often result from such crashes is frequently catastrophic in nature. As a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury and wrongful death attorney, I know it is not uncommon for an auto accident involving a large truck to result in life-changing and permanent injuries for the unlucky occupants of a small passenger vehicle hit by such a large truck. It is also worth noting that although commercial goods vehicles are involved in less than three percent of all traffic collisions according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), they account for almost 13 percent of all traffic-related fatalities.
The second way in which you might feel the odds are stacked against you is when it comes to recovering fair compensation for the medical cost to treat your injuries, pay for your rehabilitation, and cover any ongoing care you might require. Sadly, recovering the financial damages that you you are entitled to under Texas law is often an uphill battle. The sooner you hire an experienced Dallas personal injury lawyer after your wreck, the better your chances of recovering the maximum compensation available.
The big motor carrier companies have auto investigators on retainer in cities throughout North Texas – in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Denton, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Gainesville, Cleburne, Sherman, Waxahachie, Tyler, Longview, Marshall, Texarkana, Greenville, Paris, Wichita Falls, etc. It is the job of these investigators to go to the crash scene whenever one of the trucking company’s drivers is involved in a collision and to gather evidence which creates doubt that the trucker was solely responsible for the wreck.
Remember that the cost of your medical care is likely to be incredibly expensive. Regardless of whether or not their driver was at fault is irrelevant in the eyes of the trucking company. All they care about is their profits. If you make a successful claim against them, then that represents a significant dent in their profits. They will do everything they can to avoid paying you the money you deserve. It’s not fair, but it is important you are aware of how the trucking company operates after a serious accident if you hope to be successful in recovering fair compensation. You must hire an experienced Dallas truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Call Guajardo & Marks and speak to an attorney today. Michael Guajardo and Greg Marks are DFW car accident attorneys who are experienced in handling traffic wrecks involving large trucks. Call us today, at 972-774-9800.