Things You Can Do to Put Your Financial Recovery at Risk

If you’ve been hurt in an accident with a large commercial truck, chances are good that your injuries are serious. Though proving liability may seem pretty straightforward, the reality is that many truck accident claims are complicated. Furthermore, there are things you can do to potentially sabotage your right to recovery:

  • Mistake #1—Failing to hire an experienced truck-accident attorney—Because of the complex nature of these types of claims, you don’t want to hire just any attorney. You want a lawyer who has successfully handled these claims before. Don’t think for a moment that you can actually handle everything by yourself and save yourself some attorney fees. You’ll be way out of your element.
  • Mistake #2—Send your medical records to the trucking company’s insurer—In the immediate aftermath of the accident, expect insurance adjusters to ask for any and all documents. Don’t give them anything. Instead, direct them to your lawyer.
  • Mistake #3—Dealing directly with the trucking company’s insurer—Insurance companies are for-profit businesses that maximize profits by paying as little as possible in claims. When you try to work with the insurance company, they’ll use their experience and knowledge to try to diminish or deny your claim.
  • Mistake #4—Holding out too long for a settlement—In every personal injury case, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. If you don’t file in time, you’ll lose your rights.

Contact an Aggressive Texas Personal Injury Attorney

For a free initial consultation when you have suffered any type of personal injury in the US, contact the Law Office of Michael R. De La Paz online or call our offices at (210)225-HURT (4878), toll-free at (800)645-8553. Se Habla Espanol.