If you have been involved in an accident involving a large truck, including commercial or 18-wheelers, your mind, body, and emotions will be reeling for days, if not weeks or even months. Not only are you probably already struggling with a lot of physical and mental pain, but you must now deal with the anxiety of paying extensive medical bills and making up for lost income to support your family.
This is our team at Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, steps in. When you have been hit by a truck, the insurance companies of yourself and the perpetrator will try to cover as little damage as they can get away with. To get proper litigation and compensation, our trucking accident lawyers in Austin can provide you with the advocacy you need to fight even the most powerful trucking companies.
What to Do After a Trucking Accident
Following an accident with a truck, it is crucial as soon as possible to open an investigation. In fact, the moment you have called an ambulance and have confirmed the relative safety of yourself and other passengers, you should begin taking photos and videos, gathering contact information, and witnesses from the scene. In addition to visual confirmation and evidence of the damage to the car and your person, you should also get the police report, and any eyewitness accounts. An 18-wheeler’s black box is essential to get ahold of as well, since the computer data inside can demonstrate vital clues, such as whether the vehicle was speeding or braking unsafely.
What Compensation Is Available to Trucking Accident Injury Victims?
As soon as we begin collecting evidence from the accident scene, our knowledgeable Austin 18-wheeler accident attorneys can then start assessing and organizing a plan to gain back legal damages as compensation for your pain and suffering.
Just some of the compensation that we have successfully helped our clients gain through Texas liability claims include:
- Medical bills and hospital expenses that are occurring in the past, present, and future
- Mental suffering, physical pain, and emotional anguish that is occurring in the past, present, and future
- Lost income and reduced capacity to earn, whether in the past, present, or future
- Physical disability or impairment resulting from the accident
- Any damages for wrongful death or survival
- Need for childcare and transportation due to a partial or total disability or impairment
Early, Proactive Investigation
Many people do not realize that trucking companies themselves send an immediate response team after an accident to assess and then attempt to minimize the damage. Sometimes such teams are dispatched even before the injured have been transported to the hospital. These insurance companies seek to claim that there was no extensive harm done at the scene in order to deny culpability. This is why time is of the essence. Get in touch with us today, so our Austin truck accident lawyers can work with you quickly to begin building your case and keep you at the same level of preparation as the companies seeking to excuse liability.
Being in an accident of any kind is a terrible experience, but the force of being hit by something as massive as a truck is psychologically even more traumatic. Call us today at (512) 991-0576 or contact us online so that Cofer & Connelly, PLLC can protect your rights to compensation.
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