How Can an 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer Help Me?

Truck accidents are in many ways very different than regular fender benders. For one, trucks are so much larger and heavier than passenger sedans, so getting struck by one usually results in serious injuries. For another, trucking companies are more likely to aggressively defend against these cases.

If you have been in a collision with a big rig, you need an experienced trucking accident attorney. At DJC Law, we have represented many people involved in Austin collisions, and we can help you as well. All you need to do is call.

Your Trucking Accident Lawyer Can Build a Case for Compensation

Even if you were struck by a big rig, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can sue. Instead, you need to show that the truck driver was at fault for the collision. Generally, you can prove fault if you show how the driver did not operate his truck safely.

Some helpful evidence can include:

  • Witness testimony. Someone might have seen the truck driver speeding or driving recklessly.
  • Physical evidence. The field of debris or skid marks on the road can help establish how the accident unfolded.
  • Surveillance video or dashcam footage, if it exists.
  • Information from the truck’s “black box.”
  • The truck driver’s statements after the crash. For example, he could have admitted falling asleep.

As you are recovering from your injuries, an attorney can perform the investigation necessary, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Your Attorney Has Your Back

Trucking companies have very deep pockets, but for that reason, they tend to more aggressively defend against these cases. Although you can sue the truck driver who was careless, in many situations you can also sue the trucking company as the employer.

The truck company will have an investigator on the scene within an hour of the crash. This investigator will immediately begin collecting evidence to use for their case. You really need an attorney by your side if the investigator tries to talk to you about what happened.

Your Attorney Can Negotiate a Fair Settlement

Truck accidents often cause catastrophic injuries like amputations, brain damage, or paralysis. Your medical bills are probably considerable, and you might need medical care permanently, especially if you are disabled. Throw in lost wages and a truck accident can send many of our clients into bankruptcy.

Fortunately, we can negotiate a settlement if you have a valid claim. We will do everything in our power to get you compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Some of our clients have received large settlements, which can help them take care of themselves going forward.

If you try to negotiate on your own, then you might make a key mistake that costs you time and money. Let an experienced Austin truck accident lawyer handle your case for you.

Contact Us Today

DJC Law is an established personal injury firm representing people in Austin, Texas. If you have been hurt in a crash, reach out to one of our Austin truck accident lawyers today. We offer a free consultation, which carries no risk. Call 512-888-9999.