Truck accidents are overwhelming. In addition to being stressful and frightening, they’re also painful. Many drivers and passengers who are involved in crashes with semi trucks and tractor trailers suffer serious injuries—some of which can be life-threatening.

At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, we know that most truck accident victims aren’t thinking about claims for compensation immediately after the crash. But our Texas truck accident lawyers have years of experience fighting for the rights of injured victims, and we’ve seen that those who act right away often have the best outcomes when pursuing damages for their medical bills and lost wages.

If you were hurt in a truck accident, there are 3 steps you can take to protect your health and your rights to compensation:

  1. See a doctor. Get treated by a healthcare professional immediately. Treatment not only rules out internal injuries, but it also creates a record of any other injuries you suffered.
  2. Report the accident to the insurance company. Insurance providers require that policyholders report accidents within short timeframes after they happen. Don’t wait around—call as soon as you can.
  3. Call a lawyer. Evidence can quickly disappear after a truck accident, making it more difficult to prove who was at fault. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner they’ll be able to start collecting evidence.

Many victims face steep medical bills and time away from work after a truck accident, but our legal team knows how to build claims that maximize victims’ chances of receiving full compensation. Free consultations are a phone call or online form submission away for anyone who was hurt in a Texas truck accident.

by Staff Blogger | December 19th, 2017