What You Can Do to Help Develop a Successful 18-Wheeler Case
DATE_FORMAT_LC2Get medical treatment. Be sure to keep up-to-date with all doctor appointments, treatments, prescriptions, and therapies. Gather documentation on these and any other steps you have taken to recover your health. Often, information on the physical damage you receive in an 18 wheeler accident in Texas provides the court with crucial evidence as to why you deserve adequate compensation. If payment for medical expenses is an issue for you and your family, contact us at 281.857.6770 to discuss how we can help.
Do not make any deals with insurance companies! You may receive an offer from an insurance adjuster to settle your case quickly in exchange for waiving your constitutional right to jury trial. Although this offer may appear tempting at first, it is important not to make any deals with insurance companies before first speaking to your truck accident attorney in Texas. An insurance company will typically offer a smaller settlement than you deserve.
Do not admit fault for any part of the accident. Texas 18 wheeler accidents fall under the rule of comparative negligence, or what is known in this state as proportionate responsibility. This means that if a jury finds a victim responsible for any part of the accident (for example, if you are found 25 percent negligent, and your opponent is found 75 percent negligent) it can reduce the amount awarded to the victim. If you are found to be 50 percent or more responsible for the accident, you lose your award entirely.
Contact us immediately. Perhaps most importantly, it is up to you to contact us as soon as possible after your accident. As evidence such as roadway conditions may disappear and memories fade over time, it is essential that you reach out to an 18 wheeler accident attorney immediately after your tractor trailer accident in Texas.
The Salazar Law Firm will act quickly to ensure vital information is not lost. We are diligent, thorough, aggressive, and will help you face the competition.
Time is of the essence. Contact The Salazar Law Firm today.
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