Our country relies on truckers, perhaps now more than ever, to get us the supplies and merchandise we need to live our lives. Unfortunately, truckers are often overworked and under great pressure by their truck companies to make each stop on time. This frequently leads to serious accidents as a result of speeding, fatigue, and more. If you are someone who has recently been involved in a truck accident, you are most likely now severely injured and are looking to receive financial compensation to help you recover. Please continue reading to learn more about truck accidents and how our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys can help you through the claims process going forward.
What should I do if I was injured in a truck accident?
If you have been injured in a truck accident, the first thing you should do is call the police, who will send an ambulance. From here, you should take pictures of the accident and ask any witnesses for their contact information. Next, ensure you receive all medical documentation regarding your injuries after you’ve been treated. Finally, ensure you hire an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who knows how to gather and present any further evidence to prove your personal injury claims. For example, many trucks have devices that log their speed at all times. Our firm can work to subpoena that data if the truck company does not supply it/tries to destroy it. If, for example, you can prove that the trucker was speeding at the time of your accident, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation.
That being said, all those who have been wrongly injured in truck accidents have a certain amount of time to file a claim, known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is two years, which gives you two years from the date of your accident to sue. Do not wait any longer than the allotted timeframe, or you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf immediately–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Texas firm
There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.