Truck drivers spend hours each day behind the wheel and often don’t take care to make sure that they’re getting enough sleep or taking time for their own safety. This can lead to truck accidents. If you have been involved in a truck accident, you may be wondering what your next step should be.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, it’s important to know your rights. You may be eligible for compensation from the driver of the other vehicle if they were negligent or at fault. The Miller Law Firm is dedicated to helping victims recover damages and get back on their feet after an injury from a truck accident. We are happy to answer any questions you have about filing a claim and how we can help you get started today. Call us now at 713-572-3333.
The Truck Accident Wat Not Your Fault
How do I file a truck accident lawsuit? What should I expect from my truck accident attorney? These are just some of the questions that you may be asking yourself after being in an unfortunate and serious collision with a large commercial vehicle. The good news is that there are many steps you can take to make sure your rights are protected, so let’s go over them together. We’ll start by talking about what happens during the first few days following a crash.
What can you do following an accident with an 18 Wheeler?
The days following a crash are often the most difficult. It is not just about recovering from injuries, but also figuring out how to get back on your feet again.
- Take notes of everything you remember about the accident. Describe how the accident took place; where you were going, what you were doing, who you were with, what time of day. If there were any witnesses, write down their names and contact information. Every detail can help your case. Lawsuits often take months or even years to go to trial and you may not remember all of the minor details at that point. Try to describe the accident in detail – what you saw, heard, and felt just before, during, and immediately after the accident.
- Keep day-to-day records of your condition. Keeping a journal of how you feel each day in relation to your injuries is important. Pictures of bruising/lacerations/other injuries can also show a good records of your recovery. Also keep in mind to record your mental state. Serious accidents can cause stress and anxiety and make it hard to sleep. For example, you may suffer from pain and discomfort, but also have trouble sleeping and anxiety surrounding your experience. Many experience symptoms of PTSD after being involved in a traumatic event such as an accident; feelings include fearfulness when they hear loud noises near them because those sounds remind them of crashing cars -Nightmares involving accidents happen more often than not following these events -Some feel depressed from all the stress that comes after a serious accident.
- Don’t miss any treatments. Having a record of consistent treatment shows that you are doing everything you can to get better after an accident. Tell your doctor about any new symptoms as they arise. Everything you say to your doctor will be noted in your official medical records. These will help your case when it comes time to settle or go to trial.
The Two Types of Damages You Can Sue For:
1. Economic Damages
The truck driver’s insurance company will often try to argue that the damage done in a car accident is minimal and not worth much. Well, consider this: you have just been injured enough by an out-of-control delivery truck to be unable to work for weeks or months on end while your bills pile up and medical expenses accrue.
Injured after being hit by a negligent vehicle? It may seem like economic losses don’t amount too much at first glance but think about how devastating they could really become over time without any reprieve from those responsible for them – financial help must absolutely be sought following major accidents. Here are the types of economic damages you might be able to seek:
- Property Damages – The cost of repairing your car is just the tip of a very expensive iceberg.
- Medical Costs – Injuries caused by an accident, like whiplash or brain injury, can be insanely expensive. In serious cases victims are faced with lifelong problems and serious injures or disabilities after accidents. Medical bills can pile up quickly and even lead to bankruptcy.
- Lost Wages – being unable to work will set anyone back financially. Money going out and not coming in can lead to serious debt.
- Loss of future earnings – If you are permanently disabled, this is the money you would have earned in your life-time that you can no longer attain due to your injuries caused by the accident.
When all this is taken into consideration, economic damages are really only one part (albeit often a large part) of what needs addressing after any truck-related crash with serious injuries.
2. Non Economic Damages
The hardest part about a car accident is dealing with the aftermath. The latter includes things like pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment in life. Sadly, these can be difficult to quantify in monetary terms because they cannot easily be measured objectively by an outsider
- Mental Anguish
- Emotional Trauma
While it is difficult to calculate how much you deserve in compensation for non-economic damages, working with an experienced truck accident attorney can help.
Contact a Texas Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact an experienced Truck Accident Attorney today. You may be entitled to compensation so call Adam Miller, The Texas Bulldog today for your free consultation. We’ll help answer any questions and assess whether or not you are eligible for financial damages as a result of this traumatic experience. There is no obligation so just give us a call! You will be able to find out what your options are and how we can help you with the aftermath of this terrible event. Call The Texas Bulldog at 713-572-3333. Our team is waiting for your call – don’t hesitate! We are committed to helping victims of trucking accidents get the compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses.