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Know Your Rights After a Truck Accident

Serious truck accidents are very common throughout Texas, and a single accident involving a large truck can devastate the lives of many people. Unfortunately, our state leads the nation in serious truck accidents. This can be attributed to large urban highways that put many large trucks next to passenger cars, and smaller rural roads that host too many large trucks. Knowing your rights after a truck accident can help you and your family properly recover if you have been injured. If you are in this situation, it is important to contact your lawyer as soon as possible.

The Houston truck accident lawyers of The Krist Law Firm, P.C., have helped many families recover compensation after being in serious truck accidents. To discuss your case and options moving forward, contact our office today to speak with an experienced lawyer.

Contact us at (281) 283-8500 to schedule a free case consultation.

Protecting Your Rights Begins Immediately After Your Truck Accident

Any accident with a truck can be deadly, and survivors often sustain serious physical harm. We understand that each truck accident has its own unique details, and you might be a little uncertain about what you should do in order to comply with the law and protect your rights. If you are involved in a truck accident, it’s important to do the following:

  • Seek medical attention immediately. Call 911 and ask for an ambulance if you or someone else is hurt. Do not hesitate to seek medical help even for injuries that are not life-threatening. Getting medical attention quickly will help you properly recover and accurately establish a record of the injuries you suffered.
  • Report your accident to the police. Be sure to call the police, even if another driver says it is not necessary. Per Texas law, this is required for most accidents, and it further adds to the official record of your accident.
  • Call your lawyer before doing anything else. In order to protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve, you will need a skilled lawyer by your side. Do not negotiate with another driver or insurance provider, and don’t sign anything without speaking to your attorney first.

Your Lawyer Can Help Protect Your Right to Compensation

You have the right to seek damages from the negligent party who caused your truck accident. It can be difficult to determine everyone who shares responsibility in your accident, and recovering compensation almost always requires negotiating with the other party’s insurance company. When the Houston truck accident attorneys of The Krist Law Firm, P.C. work for a client who has been hurt in a truck accident, we gather all of the necessary evidence that can help us understand who was at fault.

We have years of experience negotiating with insurance providers, and our trial experience can help us win you the damages you need if your case goes to court.

The responsible parties in your accident may include other drivers, the truck owner or manufacturer, or other third parties. You and your family may be able to recover damages for:

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Physical limitations
  • Disfigurement

Call a Houston Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Protecting your rights after a truck accident means making sure that you and your loved ones have the opportunity to move on with your lives after you have been injured due to the fault of another driver. Truck accidents are very common, and it’s understandable to be overwhelmed by your injuries and mounting expenses as you recover. Your lawyer can help you every step of the way, including negotiating with the insurance companies and going to trial if you do not receive an offer for proper compensation. Do not hesitate to call The Krist Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible.

To speak with and experienced Houston truck accident lawyer, contact us today at (281) 283-8500.