Representing Victims of Truck Accidents

Accidents involving commercial trucks are often catastrophic. In addition to suffering severe physical injuries, many victims are also hurt by the loss of income and the ability to work, emotional pain and suffering, and more. Seeking the help of a truck accident lawyer who understands the legal complexities involved in making a claim against a large trucking company is critical to maximizing your recovery. Roger "Rocky" Walton in Arlington, TX, has been representing accident victims for over 30 years. Take advantage of a free initial consultation to find out how Mr. Walton can help you.

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Truck accidents can have devastating, often fatal, consequences.

What To Do Immediately after a Truck Accident

If you have been in a trucking accident, it is important to take these steps right away:

  • Dial 911 for emergency help. Injured parties should not be moved until medical personnel arrives, and calling 911 will alert the authorities to the accident. An ambulance will arrive and provide medical care, and police will also come to the scene to make a report. The officer’s report will be an important piece of evidence in your case. Even if you think you are not hurt, allow a medical technician to screen for any injuries.
  • Get the insurance and employment information from the truck driver. You should also alert your own insurance company that you have been in an accident.
  • Speak carefully. Even if the accident was not your fault, you may feel the urge to apologize out of habit. Doing so can be seen as an admission of guilt, so it is important not to say anything of that nature.
  • Take down the names and numbers of any witnesses, in case you need to contact them later for a statement or to give testimony. If you can, it is also advisable to take photos of the accident with your phone.
  • As soon as you are able, contact an attorney.
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Collecting contact information from witnesses and taking photos of the accident scene can benefit your case.

Trucking Regulations In Texas

To help prevent dangerous accidents involving large trucks, certain regulations have been put in place. These include:

  • Time limits on how many hours per day a driver can be on the road.
  • Restrictions on how cargo is loaded, so that the weight is evenly distributed.
  • A requirement to keep a driving log.
  • Mandatory routine maintenance and safety checks.

Mr. Walton can examine the evidence to determine if these regulations have been violated, which will help to hold all responsible parties accountable for your losses.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, let a board-certified personal injury trial lawyer help. 

How To Handle The Insurance Company

Please remember that the insurance adjuster's job is to protect their employer's bottom line. Our job is to protect your rights, and this includes helping you avoid being shortchanged when it comes to the compensation you deserve. All too often, victims are pressured to give a statement to the adjuster, when in truth you do not have to say anything. You certainly are under no obligation to have a conversation with the adjuster outside the presence of your attorney. Before you return a call to an insurance adjuster to talk about your accident, call our office. We will review the facts with you and recommend a course of action to take. If Mr. Walton cannot negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf, he is not afraid to take your case to trial.

Learn More about How We Can Help

If you have been injured in a truck accident, let a board-certified personal injury trial lawyer help. Roger ‘Rocky’ Walton and his team can work to help you collect full compensation for your losses. To learn more, contact us online or call us at (817) 576-8219 today. We have been helping victims since 1987, and initial case reviews are free of charge. 

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