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Truck Accident Compensation Explained

Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Jun-2019

Traffic accidents involving big rigs, semi-trailer trucks, and other large commercial vehicles are not the run-of-the-mill fender benders. Very often, there is not only significant damage to the transports involved but also significant bodily injury or even death of a passenger. The after-effects do not stop there. In many cases, traffic is halted indefinitely for clean-up and investigation, affecting business and commerce in multiple ways. The emotional, physical and financial consequences of a collision with one of these massive conveyances can be overwhelming. The mitigating factor is compensation, secured by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who specializes in just such accidents.

What Do Our Clients Receive?

Those injured in or otherwise affected by a truck accident rightfully wonder how they will pay for all of the related expenses. An Austin personal injury attorney from the Stewart Law Firm moves swiftly to estimate the value of a potential legal claim. In so doing, he or she will get answers to the following questions:

  • What are the facts and circumstances surrounding the collision?

  • Can truck driver (or employer) liability be reasonably determined by experts?

  • What is the total breadth of all injuries and setbacks caused by the accident?

  • What treatments and life alterations are projected by physicians and care professionals?

  • Would an out-of-court settlement compare favorably to winning at trial?

What Does Compensation Cover?

Whether obtained by trial or settlement, compensation from a truck company or courier offsets many expenses that grow from the ramifications of a truck accident. Bills for medical and surgical procedures--past and future--are large and numerous when injuries are extensive. In the case of passenger death, funeral and estate lawyer costs are also significant. More money is needed to replace a demolished automobile and to restore income lost while the victim is convalescing. In addition, personal effects that may have been destroyed should be paid for; pain and suffering--while not strictly measurable in dollars--can be mitigated financially nonetheless.

How to Obtain Compensation?

Texas is a big state, leading the nation in so many areas of innovation. Sadly, Texas also leads in truck accident fatalities. Securing the just and fair restitution from such an event--fatal or not--requires certain steps:

  1. Remain at the scene of the accident until paramedics have evaluated all involved and police officers have made a report.

  2. If you are able, take photos and videos from as many angles as possible.

  3. Exchange contact information with the truck driver or truck passengers.

  4. Volunteer no information other than that.

  5. Contact a reliable Austin personal injury attorney as soon as you can. A lawyer well-versed in truck accidents is the surest route to reasonable redress.

Why Hire the Stewart Law Firm?

As seasoned attorneys with a winning record in truck accident cases, the Stewart Law Firm is available all day, any day to take new cases where victims need legal and financial indemnity.

Contact us at {F:P:Site:Phone} today to begin recovering.

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