“You’re Burning Daylight” So What Should You and Your Family do Now?
Before you speak with an insurance company, or accept even a single dollar of payment or compensation, or sign anything, or attempt to file a lawsuit on your own, you must contact a competent lawyer. In fact, it’s never a good idea to discuss any details of your intentions, or anything else surrounding your injury or case, with anyone other than immediate family, without a lawyer to protect your interests. The insurance company wants you to accept a “low ball” settlement in order to save their own money. And their lawyers are waiting in-ambush to trip you up. Don’t be taken advantage of (again, it’s already happened to you once).
Here’s a perfect example of why injured victims, or the family members if the victim is incapable of doing so, must hire an experienced attorney at the earliest possible moment.
We were once hired by the families of two men who were involved in a terrible accident with a big rig. After the initial accident, the truck’s trailer was stretched across an unlit road on a moonless night. Only the tail lights of the trailer near the highway’s shoulder were visible to oncoming drivers. Our clients rounded a curve and smashed into the trailer totally unaware of the tragic danger before them. One man died almost instantly. The other was left fighting for his life.
The force of the collision ripped off the roof of their vehicle, a mid-size sedan. The next day we were hired, we flew to the scene of the accident and quickly begin to investigate. Our client’s car was already in the salvage yard when we arrived. We examined the vehicle and found it odd that the headlights were gone. This immediately raised a red flag, especially when we spotted a security camera trained on the yard. We asked the owner to view the video and were appalled to see someone with the trucking company shamelessly removing the headlights! Then the company tried to claim our client had been driving a car without them. You can imagine their embarrassment when we produced the video that caught the trucking company rep red-handed. It’s easy to guess who won this case.
But if the loved ones of these two men who were doing nothing more than driving down the road (sober), minding their own business, had waited a couple more days to hire us to protect them, this crucial evidence would have been gone forever: because the salvage yard’s surveillance system didn’t save its video for more than two days.
You must take steps to preserve the evidence in your case now, and to act quickly. You can’t wait to hire a lawyer to begin investigating the accident scene immediately. Every second you linger in making that decision, evidence can disappear, sometimes very curiously. Witnesses’ memories fade. Or their stories “mysteriously” change. Or maybe they even disappear altogether. The accident scene changes either by the passing of just a few days or because your opponents change it themselves. Lies and missing evidence always cripple your legal right to fair compensation for a big rig accident from the moment it happens: but only if you allow it by doing nothing during the critical hours following your trucking accident.
As soon as we are hired, our Law Firm begins a thorough investigation of the accident scene. We uncover every bit of evidence that proves the liability of the truck driver, the trucking company and any other third-parties. We inspect all the vehicles. We clearly survey the accident scene, measure distances, hunt for photographic and video evidence and piece it all together to prove your strong case. No stone is left unturned to bring all the evidence into play that proves – beyond reproach – your legitimate damage claim.
Our Law Firm has decades of successful skill in handling personal injury litigation in 18-wheeler accident claims and cases. If you’ve been seriously injured, or a family member has been killed by one of these trucks, our expertise assures that you receive the fairest compensation possible for the injuries and pain you have suffered, or the wrongful death of your loved one. We’ve helped deliver millions of dollars to hundreds of accident victims in Texas. Our experienced accident lawyers can help you win the best compensation possible for you.
Call us today at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation to continue your road to total recovery and resume your life. You’re already been victimized once. Don’t let it happen a second time because you waited too long to do the right thing about it.