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When to Hire a Texas Truck Accident Lawyer

If you suffered injuries in a Texas truck accident that was someone else's fault, you've probably thought about hiring a lawyer. Texas truck accident lawyers can help you:

  • Accurately estimate the long-term cost of your accident-related injuries and the cost of repairing or replacing any property damaged in the accident
  • Collect evidence related to the accident and work with truck-accident experts to help determine who was at fault in the accident
  • Negotiate with the parties at fault (or their insurance companies) to obtain a financial settlement on your behalf
  • Argue your case in court, if necessary

Should You Hire Texas Truck Accident Lawyer?

Because no two truck crash cases are identical, only a Texas truck accident attorney who knows the details of your case will be able to tell you whether it makes sense to retain legal counsel.

Most Texas personal injury lawyers, including those who represent truck accident victims, offer prospective clients a free initial consultation. At this meeting, you can:

  • Describe your accident and associated injuries to the lawyer in detail
  • Ask the lawyer to evaluate your chances of successfully recovering money from the party at fault in the accident
  • Interview the attorney to help decide whether you'd like to hire him or her

You should feel comfortable sharing the details of your accident and your injuries with each lawyer you meet. Even if you ultimately hire a different attorney, any information you share will remain confidential.

When Do You Have a Valid Truck Accident Claim?

To have a valid Texas personal injury case, you must be able to prove that:

  • The party at fault (which could be the truck driver, the trucking company, and/or the truck manufacturer) acted negligently
  • The party at fault had a responsibility not to hurt you
  • You were injured as a result of that party's negligence and those injuries cost you money (including medical bills, lost wages from time off of work and damage to your car or other property)

Under this definition, if the accident caused no physical or emotional damage to you or your property, you may not have a case under Texas negligence law.

If you did suffer damages as a result someone else's negligence, you would have a valid case. The situation may be more confusing, however, if there is any dispute over who was at fault in the accident. For this reason, consider scheduling appointments for initial consultations with Texas truck accident lawyer. A lawyer with experience handling Texas truck accident claims will be able to tell you whether you're likely to recover money from the party at fault.