This month, a Texas district court jury rejected a $3.5 million lawsuit against a trucking company. The lawsuit involved a car accident that took place four years ago. What made this lawsuit flop—when other truck accident lawsuits have yielded successful outcomes for victims?
There are many things that can make your case weak or jeopardize it entirely. Some things to consider:
- Do file your claim within two years from the date the injury occurred
- Do file your claim within 6 months of the accident if it involved a government vehicle
- Do document all of your truck accident injuries so as to bolster your claim
- Do expect surveillance by defense lawyers
- Do be upfront with your attorney from the start
- Don't expect full compensation if you share some degree of liability
- Don't lie to your insurance company
- Don't give a statement to anyone, including your insurance company, before discussing it first with an attorney
- Don't miss any of your doctor's or physical therapy appointments
Another thing to keep in mind is that it is imperative to hire a skilled personal injury attorney who has extensive experience with truck accident cases. At Arnold & Itkin LLP we are proud of the successful outcomes we have secured on behalf of truck accident victims who have turned to our firm for help.
For more information about what to do after a truck accident so as to maximize your claim or to secure the quality legal services you deserve, do not hesitate to contact Arnold & Itkin today.