What to Do After You’ve Been Hit by a Delivery Truck
It’s normal to see a decent amount of delivery trucks on the roads these days. There are a few well-known companies that are commonly seen delivering in Houston, and then during holiday time, we tend to see some unknown company truck on the Houston roads. Regardless, most drivers tend to keep their distance from these delivery trucks. As careful as these drivers try to be, accidents do happen, and their long hours on the road take a toll on their attention span.
Steps to Take After Delivery Truck Accident
Suing the Company of the Delivery Truck
If you are the victim of a car accident with a delivery truck you would want to pursue a claim against the delivery truck driver’s employer. Larger truck companies usually pay out claims without much of a hassle. However, smaller local-based/family-owned companies tend to deny claims and fight liability.
Filing a Lawsuit
If your claim is denied, your next step would be to file a suit. An experienced Houston car accident attorney would file suit, but also still attempt to settle your claim before trial. It’s a well-known fact that most truck accident claims settle well before trial, however, there is no guarantee that you will get compensation.
Proving the Fault of the Delivery Truck Driver
To ensure you receive just compensation, you must first prove that the delivery truck driver was at fault for the accident. Next, it must be proven that you were injured because of the accident. With this being said, it is important to remember to call the police and seek immediate medical attention after a truck accident.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one are the victims of a truck accident that was followed by serious injury, your next move for relief is to speak to an experienced car accident attorney. Call (713) 524-8139 or go online to speak with an experienced Houston car accident lawyer at Pusch & Nguyen Law Firm. Receive a free consultation to see what your legal options really are.