What to Do After a Truck Accident

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Being involved in a truck accident can be terrifying, stressful, and confusing. There may be many factors that caused the accident, and you may not know where to begin. But, at The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, P.C., we are here to help guide you through this process.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Houston, Texas, or a neighboring community, do not hesitate to call our office for a free consultation.

Houston, Texas has a large number of trucks that is ever increasing on the roads. These large 18-wheelers can pose significant danger for other drivers on the road. Many 18-wheeler accidents cause injuries that are so severe the person may need a lifetime of medical care. Your claim must reflect past, present and future medical expenses, pain, and suffering.

It is crucial that your Houston personal injury attorney is skilled at handling these claims in order to obtain the best recovery possible. Hilda Sibrian will diligently represent you in your personal injury case. Hilda Sibrian will handle all aspects of your case, including your lost wages, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life claims, and pain and suffering and mental distress.

Types of truck accidents

An 18-wheeler accident can have devastating effects on your life. Some of the injuries suffered may include:

  • Back & neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Facial contusions and trauma
  • Lacerated internal organs
  • Bruises and lacerations
  • Amputation or dismemberment

In the event of an accident, it can seem easier to leave the legal work up to the truck company. However, we urge you to contact an experienced attorney in the area to help you with your case. Your specific case may be lost in the shuffle of all of the claims that come into the truck companies regarding accidents. We want you to have individual attention from Hilda Sibrian to assure you that you are being taken care of.

Why do accidents happen?

Truck accidents can happen due to a number of causes. Your attorney and the insurance company will work to determine who was at fault for the accident or if there was a fault. Here are some common causes of truck accidents:

  • Poor maintenance
  • Actions of the truck operators
  • Weather
  • Road conditions
  • Improper loading

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, truck drivers are 10 times more likely to cause an accident than other factors like the weather or road conditions. Truck drivers may not always practice safe driving and may continue to drive while they are distracted or fatigued. You may be wondering, "Who was at fault for this accident?" Before you play the blame game, allow an attorney to uncover all necessary facts and evidence to help you throughout this process.

When a truck is not loaded properly, this can cause malfunctions while it is being operated. This is unsafe for other drivers on the road in addition to the truck driver. Unbalanced loads and improper loading can cause a truck to tip over or lose cargo on the roadways, which is a great risk for other drivers.

Another cause of an accident may be negligent manufacturing of truck equipment. This can cause a number of issues with a truck including brakes, tires, and transmission problems.

Going up against a trucking company can be daunting, but Hilda Sibrian has experience fighting to protect people like you. She will work tirelessly to see that you receive compensation for the damages involved in the accident. These damages may include medical costs, treatment, long-term care or permanent disability, loss of income due to inability to go to work, pain, and suffering. It is important that you have medical documentation to allow your attorney to help you receive the right amount of compensation for your injuries.

Choose an attorney you can trust.

Since 2004, Hilda Sibrian has fought for people like you who have been injured in a truck accident. She understands what you are going through, and she is ready to fight until you receive the compensation you deserve. You should focus on what is most important: healing. You should not feel pressure to handle this legal issue on your own. When you work with The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, P.C., you are putting yourself in good hands.

What should I do after being involved in a truck accident?

Accidents can happen to anyone; however, it can be difficult to prepare for an accident, as we never know when they are going to happen.

If you find yourself in a truck accident, you should seek medical care immediately. Once you are in a physically safe spot off the road, call an ambulance or have someone take you to the emergency room. It is incredibly important that you do this immediately because any delay in medical treatment can be detrimental to both your health and your claim. Even if you feel unharmed, you may have suffered injuries that are internal or not visible to the untrained eye.

If at all possible, try to obtain photos from the accident. You should take photos of the vehicles and injuries, in addition to exchanging information with the other driver. You should exchange names, phone numbers, addresses, insurance information, and any other information you feel is necessary.

Contact our office today.

It is crucial that you get the proper medical care and the proper evaluation for future needed care. Contact The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, P.C. today to speak with an experienced semi truck accident attorney. Our staff prides itself on its 24/7 accessibility.

Fill out the form on the right side of this page, or call our office for a free consultation. Hilda Sibrian has dedicated her career to providing those who have been injured with aggressive legal counsel. Call The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, P.C. to begin working together today.

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