If you or a loved on has been involved in an 18-wheeler accident, the information contained on this page may help you avoid damaging your legal rights.
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If you've been involved in a Texas 18-wheeler accident will likely have many questions that need to be answered. Due to the many misconceptions about 18-wheeler accidents you may be trying to determine whether you need a personal injury attorney or not. OR, you may have realized that you need an attorney and you're simply looking for the best attorney for your case. Either way, our experienced team of Texas truck accident attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and how best to proceed.
If you're not sure if you need a Texas 18-wheeler accident lawyer:
The biggest mistake that most people make is to treat an 18-wheeler accident the same way as a car accident. In the legal world, the two are very different.
As you're aware the amount of damage and injuries resulting from an 18-wheeler accident far outweighs those of your average automobile accident but differences between the two go much further:
FACT: 18-wheeler’s are covered by commercial insurance policies that are generally valued at 50 times that of a normal passenger car.
FACT: 18-wheeler commercial insurance carriers have a team of defence attorneys on standby that are dispatched immediately after your accident with the sole purpose of building a case AGAINST YOU.
FACT: Insurance adjusters assigned to 18-wheeler commercial insurance policies are the most aggressive adjusters with the most experience, chosen for their ability to efficiently deny claims just like yours.
FACT: 18-wheelers are federally regulated by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration which creates complicated areas of overlap between state and federal laws, thus making it easy for the insurance company to deny your claim on a technicality that you may not have ever heard of.
FACT: Most 18-wheeler drivers have their entire livelihood at stake and from their point of view, accepting liability will likely mean the end of their career. we've heard countless horror stories where the 18-wheeler driver has allegedly lied to save his job thereby giving the insurance adjuster the ammunition he needs to deny the victim’s claim.
FACT: The 18-wheeler’s insurance company has a team of in-house investigation and accident recreation experts that work around the clock. They'll usually arrive at the scene of the accident before the wrecker has even cleared the roadway. Their goal: to find some technicality to use against you.
FACT: Unlike most car accidents where both parties will exchange information and call their insurance companies later, 18-wheeler drivers are required by their employers to call their insurance company and wait for the investigator to arrive before they ever leave the scene.
FACT: By the time you've read this, the 18-wheeler’s insurance company has already began a full investigation, assigned the claim to one of the most aggressive adjusters in the industry, dispatched a team of defence attorneys. Is preparing a file on you.
As you can see the odds are stacked against you from the moment the accident occurs.
In a perfect world the 18-wheeler driver would admit any fault that he's and you'd be fully compensated for your injuries. Unfortunately, the world is far from perfect and the sad truth is that good people, like you, often pay for the greed of the transportation companies.
With so much at stake, you can not afford to try and take on a team of professional investigators, the eye witness account 18-wheeler driver, an aggressive and experienced adjuster. A team of defence attorneys without having a team of your own.
We'd like to be that team. For 20 years we've made commercial freight companies and their insurance representatives pay for the pain they've caused our clients. Our experience, understanding of complex interstate transportation laws. Technologically advanced investigative methods will prove to be an invaluable resource in your 18-wheeler accident case. The reason Grossman Law Offices is chosen so often to represent Texas 18-wheeler accident victims is because our firm has a winning track record including these recent results: