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Dallas Truck Accident FAQ

When you have suffered a catastrophic injury in a tractor-trailer wreck, you shouldn’t have to concern yourself with how you’ll pay your medical bills or cover your household expenses when you can’t work.

Thankfully, there are a couple of different ways you can recover the losses you endured in the crash. Learning about these options can be a struggle, which is why we have answered some of the questions we are most frequently asked regarding trucking accident claims below. You can always reach out to our office if you are interested in discussing the individual details of your Dallas, Texas, case.

Who’s at fault for my tractor-trailer wreck?

Figuring out who should be held accountable for the cause of your collision is paramount to the success of your truck accident claim. Your Dallas injury attorney will need to conduct a thorough investigation into the crash in order to ascertain who the liable party is.

There is a wide range of individuals and entities that may have acted negligently, thus contributing to your injuries. Some of these include the owner of the big rig, cargo loaders, the truck driver, the company that employs the trucker, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), among others.

How long do I have to file my claim?

In the state of Texas, the statute of limitations begins running from the date of the accident, or from the date you were diagnosed with a truck accident-related injury, and will continue to run for the next two years. Once the two years have passed, the Texas courts will no longer be legally able to hear your case, and you’ll be stuck covering your own costs without bringing the liable party to justice.

Can we settle outside of court?

Settling outside of court is certainly possible, but it will depend on how successfully we are able to negotiate with the insurance company. If the insurer agrees to the demands we include in your personal injury demand letter, court could be avoided.

Do I have a case if the truck is from another state?

What state the truck is from will have no influence on your ability to pursue the compensation you deserve in Dallas. If the accident occurred within Texas, our firm can represent your case, no matter what state the truck is registered in.

Get in Touch with a Truck Accident Lawyer in Dallas

If you are interested in learning more about the truck accident claims process, consult with a Dallas truck accident lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP. We offer free claim assessments to injury victims across Dallas and its surrounding cities. You can schedule yours by filling out the quick contact form we have provided below or calling our office at 214-522-9404.