If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a large commercial truck, the Pearland Truck Accident Lawyers at J.D. Silva & Associates have the experience to to help you successfully navigate your case.
Unlike in an accident with another car, the trucking company has a team of lawyers fighting to protect their bottom line and avoid paying any money to truck accident victims. Depending on the severity of the accident, the injured party and/or their family members might be entitled to financial compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, and even a grossly negligent wrongful death. Our truck accident attorneys work on a contingency fee and will work with you throughout the legal process to make sure you get every dollar you deserve.
What Should I Do After a Truck Wreck?
Your health and safety should be your first priority, so be sure to seek immediate medical help. If you are physically able to or you have someone else at the accident scene that can, obtain as much information as you can to make the police report easy to find as a critical piece of evidence in your case. If you have a camera or smartphone, take pictures of the scene, including skid marks, damage to the truck and to your vehicle, any other property damage and any visible injuries. The trucking company often has investigators on the scene within hours, so any evidence you can collect before they arrive can be valuable.
Obtain the truck driver’s name and contact information as well as the corporate name and address of the trucking company. Be careful not to make any statements about what happened. You should notify your insurance company promptly.
What Should I Do if The trucking Company or its Insurance Carrier Calls me?
You should not disclose any information to the trucking company, its insurance carrier, or its lawyers. Instead, you should refer them to your 18-wheeler accident attorney who will know how best to answer them while still protecting your rights.
Texas Statute of Limitations for Filing an Injury Claim
Under Texas law, you typically have two years to file a truck accident lawsuit; importantly however, in trucking cases truck companies do not have to preserve evidence after a certain amount of time. This means evidence in the black boxes of these trucks can get lost over time and the physical evidence at the scene which can be crucial to the investigation disappears over time. For these and other reasons, even though a truck accident victim has two years to bring a case, the sooner they get a personal injury lawyer involved, the better it is for their case.
Contact the Pearland Truck Accident Attorneys at J.D. Silva Today for a Free Case Evaluation
Insurance carriers and trucking companies have armies of attorneys, paralegals, and staffers to protect their bottom lines. The truck accident attorneys at J.D. Silva & Associates work for you and can offer you the best protection against these powerful forces. Given the complexity of accidents involving large trucks such as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and other commercial vehicles, we never recommend you try to navigate this situation alone. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a large commercial truck, call J.D. Silva & Associates at 281-971-3200 to help you navigate your case. We will get you the maximum amount you deserve, our team will see your case through to the end, and we will make sure you can focus on healing.
Two years ago I was in a 18-wheeler accident. Thank God for Johnathan being on top of everything that was needed for me and my family. He’s a good person, in and out, and as a lawyer made sure I was well taken care of. I am forever grateful. I highly recommend J.D. Silva & Associates if you want to be treated right!
- Luis Adame
Managing Partner, Sharrard D. Owens
Mr. Owens has worked in the legal industry since 2013, at multiple noteworthy law firms in the Great Houston region. He is a trial lawyer who has experience at every stage of litigation, from filing lawsuits through appeals. Learn more about Attorney Sharrard Owens.
Founding Partner, Johnathan D. Silva
Mr. Silva founded J.D. Silva & Associates in 2018 to spearhead his ongoing work advocating for injury victims. His background as a military medic and lawyer provide him with a unique, multi-faceted understanding of the medical issues involved in personal injury cases. As a lawyer with medical experience, he understands complex medical records used in litigation with confidence. Learn more about Attorney Johnathan Silva.