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Pursuing a Houston 18 Wheeler Accident Case - Carabin Shaw Attorneys

Houston is, by many degrees, the most populated city in Texas. It makes sense that the city is no stranger to auto accidents. Among those accidents, however, 18 wheeler collisions are particularly devastating. If you have been the victim of such a collision, then the Houston trucking accident attorneys at Carabin Shaw will work with you to aggressively pursue the compensation you are owed.

The following steps can walk you through the process of pursuing an 18 wheeler collision injury case. With the help of our team, you can easily navigate the complicated legal processes that are involved in a personal injury claim.

To ask more personalized questions about your claim, and the options available to you in the aftermath of a collision, schedule a free case review with our expert attorneys.

Pursuing a Claim After an 18 Wheeler Collision

Few auto collisions inflict as much damage on passenger vehicles, and their occupants, as truck collisions. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that, in 2020 alone, there were 413 fatal crashes involving large trucks across the state. Importantly, this number does not include non-fatal crashes where injuries were still sustained.

Filing an injury claim after one such accident is the only way to win the compensation you deserve for medical care, car repairs, and other damages. The following steps are pivotal in ensuring that you and your lawyer win your maximum possible settlement.

Collect Evidence

Irrefutable evidence is necessary for proving that the truck driver was at-fault for the accident and for establishing the value of the damages you suffered.

An experienced Houston 18 wheeler accident lawyer will know what evidence is required, and will work to gather it on your behalf so that you can focus on recovery.

Estimate Settlement Value and Negotiations

Estimating the value of an injury settlement is complicated, and relies heavily on the medical records, damage assessments, and other tools in the aftermath of a collision.

Your 18 wheeler accident attorney in Houston, TX will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, ensuring that you are not taken advantage of through the process.

Pursue Legal Action

Truck companies rarely take a claim to court. However, if an agreement on a settlement amount cannot be reached, then your trusted attorney will have the experience and resources necessary to fairly represent you in court.

How Long Does an 18 Wheeler Collision Claim Take?

The duration of an 18 wheeler claim can depend on several factors. Major factors include

  • Extent of damages sustained
  • Strength of the evidence
  • Willingness to cooperate from all involved parties

And, importantly, the number of parties involved in the accident. The National Safety Council recorded over 117,000 truck accidents in 2021. It also recorded over 160,000 injury victims, both fatal and non-fatal.

This means that, in many cases, multiple parties are injured in these accidents. If there are more victims, a claim can also take more time.

The attorneys at Carabin Shaw are devoted to making your legal process as efficient as easy for you as possible, and know exactly how to expedite these claims. Visit the Carabin Shaw reviews to see evidence of the settlements that we have won for clients in the past.

Seek Quality Support | Fight for Your Rightful Compensation with Carabin Shaw

Hiring an 18 wheeler injury lawyer in Houston at Carabin Shaw means working with a trusted professional who will work to prioritize your best interests throughout your claims process. Additionally, because we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, our support comes to you at no cost until we win your settlement.

To begin your claims process, and learn about the options available for you in terms of compensation, call the toll-free number 1-800-862-1260. By doing so, you can ask initial questions and schedule your free case review. Our English and Spanish-speaking staff are available to take your calls 24/7.

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