Overview of Dallas Trucking Accident Personal Injury Claims
No other type of roadway accident has the potential for severe and even fatal injury than does a Dallas trucking accident involving a big-rig and a passenger automobile. If you or a loved one has been involved in a semi-truck accident, you very well may feel overwhelmed with everything that you now face. If you’ve lost a family member in a semi collision, you understandably may find your entire life turned upside down. Facing the prospect of pursuing a Dallas semi-truck accident personal injury claim can add an added layer of concern and confusion. With that in mind, there are some important facts and factors to bear in mind when it comes to a Dallas trucking accident personal injury claim.
Gather Evidence as Best You can to Support Your Big-Rig Accident Personal Injury Claim
Your injuries and other circumstances may limit the steps you can take in the direct aftermath of a semi accident to gather evidence. (This reality is one of the reasons why hiring a lawyer sooner rather than later can be highly beneficial to you.)
The steps you need to take following a Dallas trucking accident include:
- Call the police and file a police report
- Take photos or make a video of the accident scene
- Take photos or make a video of injuries
- Gather names and complete contact information from witnesses to the wreck
Understand the Role of an Insurance Company Covering a Trucker or Trucking Company
Truck accident injury victims understandably are at least somewhat confused about the role of insurance companies following a roadway wreck. With all the feel-good commercials airing on television and at social media platforms, accident victims are enticed to believe that mammoth insurance companies exist to aid injured people in obtaining the compensation they need following a wreck.
The fact is that insurance companies are in business for one primary reason. The primary goal of insurance companies is to make money for their shareholders and other stakeholders. These businesses improve their bottom lines and increase their profits by limiting the amount of money paid out in claim settlements.
Following a Dallas trucking accident, a representative of an insurance company for the rig operator, the trucking company, or some other party is apt to try to connect with you in very short speed. When a representative of an insurance company connects with you, politely advise that individual that you have retained or are seeking legal representation. Let the insurance company representative know that you will have your attorney get in touch.
Decline to make a statement or answer questions from a representative of an insurance company. You are not legally required to respond to questions or make a statement. You’ve the right to seek legal representation promptly.
Proactively Retain a Dallas Trucking Accident Lawyer
Many Texans involved in accidents of different types, including those who sustain injuries in collisions with semis, put off hiring a lawyer. They take the position that they can deal with the insurance claims process and save money by not hiring an attorney. The stark reality is that in case after case across the Lone Star State injured people fail to obtain an appropriate level of compensation to cover their losses because they made the decision not to retain a lawyer directly after a Dallas semi-truck accident.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a big-rig wreck, the tenacious, experienced, caring Doan Law Firm legal team is here for you. Call us at (214) 307-0000 any time and we can arrange an initial consultation for you with a Dallas trucking accident lawyer from our firm. Our offices are located conveniently at:
The Doan Law Firm
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 7529
We can also arrange a case evaluation with a Dallas trucking accident attorney at your home, the hospital, or any location that is convenient with you. A virtual consultation can be scheduled online as well. There is never a fee charged for an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm trucking accident lawyer.The Doan Law Firm makes an important attorney fee guarantee to you. We understand that after a semi-truck accident you don’t need to be worried about how to pay an attorney. At The Doan Law Firm, you never pay an attorney fee unless we win your case for you.
Introducing The Doan Law Firm
Learn about what motivates Attorney Jimmy Doan.
Get to Know Jimmy Doan
Learn about Attorney Jimmy Doan's background and ...