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Arnold & Itkin LLP Truck Accident Blog2016MarchWhy You Need a Truck Accident Attorney After an Accident

Why You Need a Truck Accident Attorney After an Accident

If you or a family member was seriously injured in a truck accident, it is important to understand the legal aspect and repercussions of your case. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and associated damages. Taking legal action to safeguard your rights and best interests is critical.

It is understandable the last thing on your mind is retaining legal representation after you or a loved one was seriously injured in a truck accident. But speaking with a trustworthy and tenacious attorney who has experience in truck accident cases is one of the most important steps you can take.

Contacting a Lawyer Early Is Key to a Successful Outcome

While you and your family work to support and care for your hurt loved one, a Texas truck accident attorney can dedicate his or her time to investigating the details of your case.

Your lawyer can help you find answers to questions such as:

  • How did the wreck occur?
  • Why did the wreck occur?
  • Who caused the wreck?
  • What parties can be held liable?
  • How much compensation are you owed?

Obtaining the representation of a skilled and dedicated truck accident lawyer could make all the difference in the outcome of your case. It is important to take the steps necessary to protect your future and to ensure that your loved one’s rights are protected. An attorney can fight for you while you focus on helping your loved one heal. You don’t have to divide your attention between providing care and taking legal action. Our legal team can handle the case for you.

What Happens if I Don’t Call a Lawyer Right Away?

When you do not retain legal services in a timely manner, you are losing your chance to level the playing field. After an accident, a trucking company investigator, hired by the insurance company, immediately gets to the scene of the wreck. It is not uncommon for a trucking company investigator to even get to the accident before police. The insurance company then gets to work to limit or contain the damage.

Evidence a Lawyer Can Obtain That Could Change Your Case

All tractor trailer trucks have what are called Event Data Recorders, or "black boxes.” These crucial pieces of equipment record important information such as how long the truck has been operating, the average speed the truck was travelling at, the speed of the truck at the time just before the last braking, and more.

This information can be vital to the success of your case, but you have to send a preservation letter to the trucking company, requesting that they preserve the data in the black box. A truck accident attorney can do this for you. This is just one of the many ways a lawyer could be helpful to your case.

Another thing a lawyer can ensure is that the truck is not altered in any way. In many cases, a truck part is not within the specifications required by the United States Department of Transportation. Without a watchful eye, this crucial piece of evidence could be tampered with our destroyed rather than bolstering your case.

Why Should You Choose Arnold & Itkin?

When you work with our legal team at Arnold & Itkin, you can have confidence that we have the knowledge and experience you can depend upon. Our attorneys understand the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that apply to truck drivers as well as the requirements of the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT). We are prepared to put our unique skills to work in your case.

Truck accidents are not as simple as car accidents. They require the dedication of experienced legal professionals within their field who understand the complexities of these cases and the regulations that impact truck drivers and trucking companies. Over the last 5 years, we have retained over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We know how to secure justice for our clients.

Call us today at (888) 490-0442. Our Houston truck accident lawyers are ready to hear your story.

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