What to Expect After an Injury Accident  

What to Expect After an Injury Accident  
July 27 09:40 2018 Print This Article

Being injured in an 18 wheeler accident is a traumatic event. While you’re recovering and coping with losing your normal routine, the stress of worrying about how to pay for the needed treatments and medications and meet regular expenses can become overwhelming. A Houston 18 wheeler accident lawyer can relieve these burdens and protect your rights.

Who is Responsible for My Losses?

If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident due to another person’s failure to obey traffic laws, maintain a vehicle in proper working order, or due to another act of negligence, you may be entitled to compensation from one or more parties:

  • Individual who caused the accident
  • That person’s insurance company
  • Company contracting the services of an 18 wheel truck driver
  • Another party with financial responsibility for damages caused by that individual
  • Loading company whose employees loaded a truck improperly
  • Other vehicle’s owner
  • Other vehicle’s manufacturer
  • A government department that neglected to correct an unsafe condition

What Happens After an 18 Wheeler Accident?

After an 18 wheeler crash:

  • A police report is usually created at accident scene. Police accident reconstruction experts will attempt to reconstruct events leading to the collision and determine fault.
  • Your Texas personal injury lawyer will examine the police report and assigns a professional analyst to review facts of the accident.
  • The analyst will inspect the accident location and remains of vehicles, and will provide an expert opinion of the accident’s cause.
  • Your attorney will build a case for your compensation claim, based on the expert’s analysis, and then negotiate a settlement or present your case to the court for a judgment.

What Compensation is Allowed?

Victims of 18 wheeler accidents in Texas may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Wage loss
  • Future loss of income
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of regular functioning
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

What Should I Do if I Have Been Injured in a Texas 18 Wheeler Crash?

You need to act promptly to protect your rights. Texas law restricts the time length for filing a personal injury claim with the civil court. Contact an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer to start pursuing your settlement or legal judgment for compensation.

Your personal injury attorney will handle critical responsibilities for you, including:

  • Help you obtain the best medical care throughout your healing
  • Manage the legal process
  • Acquire expert accident analysis
  • Obtain eye-witness testimonies
  • Obtain video and photographic evidence
  • Keep you informed on progress of your case

For More Information

Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris helps 18 wheeler accident victims in Houston. We know that insurance companies have large forces of lawyers, investigators and expert witnesses working together to protect them from paying large compensation claims. We ensure that our clients rights are fully protected and that they obtain every dollar of loss compensation allowed under Texas law.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Texas car crash, or if your loved one was killed, call (713) 364-0723 to schedule a consultation with an Houston 18 wheeler accident lawyer.

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