Large trucks are a familiar site around San Antonio, bringing goods to the surrounding area or, in many cases, transporting materials and equipment related to neighboring offshore drilling operations.
Unfortunately, large trucks can produce devastating injuries when they are involved in an accident. If you or someone you love recently suffered injuries in a truck accident, you may feel at a loss for what to do next.
The first thing you should do after any kind of injury accident is to seek out proper medical treatment, but this is only the beginning of the process of recovery. Once emergency medical care takes place, you can start thinking about who is going to pay for your medical expenses and any other losses you experience because of the accident.
In these situations, it is generally wise to consult with an experienced attorney who understands the intricacies of truck accidents in Texas and how to pursue fair, complete compensation for your injuries and losses.
Get the help you need to fully investigate the accident
Part of securing full compensation after a truck accident is investigating the accident itself to identify any information that may prove useful when negotiating with the various responsible parties in the future.
Beyond determining the events of the accident, you want to look into other factors that potentially contributed to the accident, especially those affecting the driver of the truck at the time.
It is very possible that the driver was not in his or her best state of mind when the accident occurred. You can seek out police records that may indicate whether the driver had drugs or alcohol in his or her system at the time of the accident.
Furthermore, driving records may indicate whether or not the driver suffered fatigue at the time of the accident, or possibly whether the driver was on the road longer than regulations allow.
You should also consider the driving record of the driver, and whether or not it indicates a history of recklessness or involvement in accidents.
Other aspects of the rig itself, such as the securing of the trailer or the condition of the tires may also play into the situation, and can help you build a strong case for fair compensation.
Get the help you need to recover
After a serious truck accident, you face a long road to recovery. The process can seem daunting, so do not put off getting the help you need to pursue a truly fair resolution to the matter.
A fair settlement should include coverage of your many medical expenses, both past and ongoing, as well as fair consideration to any income you lost because of the accident and the value of ongoing disabilities from the accident.