What To Do When a Texas Truck Accident Costs You an Arm or a Leg

woman in ambulanceYou woke up in the hospital after a serious Texas truck crash, thankful to be alive. It wasn’t until later, when the doctor told you that your foot had to be removed, that you started to panic. How will you be able to work? Will you be able to walk? You’ll need a prosthetic limb, but how will you pay for it—and how can you be expected to cope with all of this at once?

We know you are overwhelmed with pain, anxiety, and questions during this time in your life. That’s why at our firm, we take the time to give you answers about your legal options, including compensation for your suffering, loss of income, and medical costs—and we charge you nothing for the information.

What to do after losing a limb because of an 18-wheeler crash:

  • Don't give a recorded statement or sign any papers. Trucking companies have to have commercial insurance policies that are usually much larger than a regular car insurance policy. While that means you are potentially able to get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering, you are going to have to fight for it. Insurance companies exist to make a profit, not pay out on every claim. So they train adjusters to try and trick you out of getting the settlement you deserve by using recorded statements against you and by using signed paperwork to minimize or eliminate your claim. 
  • Keep everything related to your incident. Gather up the accident report, all of your medical records and bills, any emails or text messages you've exchanged with the person who hit you, and everything the insurance company has sent you. All of this information will help your attorneys get you the best result possible. 
  • Consult an experienced attorney. Talking to a lawyer as soon as you're able to after a wreck is really important so that you know your legal rights, what your best options are, and how you should proceed. It will also allow you to get the help you need to make sure the trucking company, the driver, their lawyers, or their insurance company hasn't destroyed or hidden evidence that would help your case. Making sure all the evidence - from the vehicles to drivers logs and cell phones - is preserved is one of the most important things you can do for your claim. An experienced truck accident attorney will know that the evidence needs to be preserved right away and that getting a temporary restraining order from a judge is one of the only ways to protect the evidence. 

We know that after a Texas amputation injury, you are not in any sort of condition to handle an injury claim on your own. You will be trying to cope with physical, mental and financial strain, and trying to find the strength to heal in order to provide for your family. That’s why - without any obligation to you - our attorneys will advise you of your legal rights and tell you how to get compensation for your suffering in your FREE case evaluation. Call (877) 724-7800 today or fill out the form on this page to get started. 

Vuk Stevan Vujasinovic
Experienced Injury Lawyer. First Generation American. Life-Long Texan. Husband. Father.