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How Do Truck Accident Claims Work in Houston, Texas?

Posted on March 15, 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported an average of 500,000 large truck accidents last year across the nation, which resulted in over 130,000 injuries and nearly 5,000 deaths; 620 of those fatalities occurred in the State of Texas.

At the Nava Law Group, our Houston truck accident lawyers know there is a lot of confusion when it comes to pursuing the negligent party who caused your injuries during these serious collisions. Is the truck driver responsible? Is the trucking company liable? What if there was a manufacturing defect that caused the crash?

While each of the scenarios has been handled by our Houston law firm’s personal injury attorneys, the reality is, every truck accident case is different and so are the financial claims we pursue for each client’s case.

To follow is a condensed overview of how truck accident claims work in Houston and throughout the State of Texas. To talk to our experienced lawyers about your unique claim, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Step One: Partner with an experienced truck accident lawyer in Houston, Texas.

Facing an insurance company representative on your own is hard enough after a passenger vehicle accident. When you are injured in a truck accident, the liable party can be one of many people or entities — or a combination of several parties — which substantially complicates the legal process.

Once the personal injury lawyers at the Nava Law Group in Houston become your attorneys of record, we will assess your complete financial needs while assuming all communication with the insurance companies and corporate lawyers, so you can focus on healing.

Step Two: Fully investigate your claim and collect all evidence to boost our case.

Truck accidents leave important and expansive evidence behind.  Each factor that led to your collision and injuries involving a semi-truck must be investigated fully to ensure we are building the strongest case available.

That evidence can include obtaining the:

  • Black box recorder from the truck
  • Driver logbooks
  • Employee records
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Traffic camera recording evidence
  • Maintenance records
  • Medical records
  • Physical evidence from the truck and the accident scene
  • Police reports

Each truck accident in Houston is unique, and your case may require our law firm partnering with accident reconstruction experts who can strengthen our case after reviewing the crash scene, the truck, and additional evidence uncovered by our team.

Step Three: Compose and file the injury demand letter to all involved parties, attorneys, and insurance companies.

The demand letter will outline your physical, emotional, and financial requirements caused by the truck accident, and our pursuit of compensatory damages that match those hardships.

That can include, but is not limited to:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Inability to return to work
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Partial or full disability

Once our demands are in place, we will begin to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf, while keeping you apprised of our financial pursuit during each step of the process.

Should those negotiations fail, and the insurance company refuses to pay the amount you deserve, we will go to trial, where our experience produces results.

Have You Been Hurt in a Houston Truck Accident? Call Us Now for Help.

If you have been hurt in a truck accident, contact our Harris County personal injury attorneys at the Nava Law Group today at (713) 842-9347 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We are here to help and will start by assessing your injuries and designing a customized legal approach to pursue the financial recovery you deserve.

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