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Do Truck Collision Cases Take Longer Than Others?

January 24, 2020
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For any car crash your in, there are certain steps you need to take to ensure you are compensated fairly for your injuries. Whatever the circumstances are, you should contact a Texas personal injury attorney to discuss the unique circumstances of your case. Every car crash is unique and can vary vastly from others. Your lawyer will be able to better explain the process for your individual case, and help get you the compensation you deserve.

Liability

That being said, large truck crashes often are more complex than others. Many factors need to be considered before the insurance company establish liability. Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to place the blame on the victim. This is an unfortunate circumstance that happens all to often. If this is the case, then a liability investigation may be necessary to determine what actually caused the accident. This is exactly why you need to hire a lawyer immediately. When this happens, your lawyer will protect your interests and participate in the process.

There is a laundry list of factors that could have caused the crash. Anything from mechanical failers and weather conditions to human error and road issues. In many cases, there can be multiple causes for the crash. To help determine what the cause was, your attorney will investigate maintenance records and the data from the truck’s Electronic Control Modules. ECM’s are a lot like the black boxes on airplanes. They collect the data on what the driver was doing while driving. This can often reveal a lot of information, including proving negligence on the part of the truck driver.

Medical Expenses

After a collision with a large truck, you are probably going to experience some sort of injuries. Before you settle your case, your attorney may want to wait till you have recovered. Waiting till your fully recovered will make it easier for you to be fully compensated for your medical expenses. Even very minor treatments can add up quickly. The last thing you or your attorney wants is a settlement that won’t cover your expenses.

Your Settlement

The insurance company that represents the trucker who hit you will often make it a challenge when it comes to negotiating your settlement. These insurance companies have a ton of resources to ensure they have to pay as little as possible for your damages. An experienced attorney knows the ins and outs of these tactics and will be able to get you the best settlement possible. Don’t be fooled into accepting a low ball offer from the insurance company because you feel you have no other option. You do have options and you do have the right to be fairly compensated.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in San Antonio, reach out to Begum Law Group right away. To schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case, call (210) 921-2200 today, or reach out through the online form.

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