Hi folks, welcome back in Pricespin.net. I’m Attorney Richard Lagarde, still on topic houston 18 wheeler accident lawyer. I want to share with you three tips for a successful 18-wheeler accident lawsuit. I’ve spent the last 30 years representing injured individuals in both Texas and Houston.
And I’ve got a lot of experience in handling 18-wheeler accident cases. And the first tip I have for you is this the very first thing you need to do is get to a qualified doctor who can treat you and identify what your injuries are.
So many times, people have been involved in 18-wheeler accidents or where they’ve been hit by an 18-wheeler or mangled and injured and they don’t always get properly treated.
3 Tips for a Successful 18 Wheeler Accident Lawsuit – Houston Lawyer
They don’t always get properly diagnosed. So, it’s important to find a qualified doctor to treat you and diagnose your condition. That’s step number one step number two.
Find an attorney who actually has experience in handling 18-wheeler accident cases and it’s so important because there are federal regulations involving 18 wheelers in terms of their maintenance in terms of how many hours an 18-wheeler driver can be driving on the road.
And it’s important that an attorney know those regulations. They know what the custom and practice is in the 18 wheelieing industry. As an example, we had a case involving an individual was hit by an 18-wheeler that was a hit and run.
He took off. We knew that you could find where that 18-wheeler was how long it had been on the road. How many stops or rest stops the driver had by looking at the computer onboard computer of the 18-wheeler which is hooked by satellite to the central office of the 18 wheelieing company.
And we’re able to get those documents and document where the 18-wheeler it been how fast it was going how long it took it to get to that location and to show that the 18-wheeler driver had not actually taken the brakes he was supposed to take under federal regulations.
So, it’s very important that you find an attorney who actually has experience in handling an 18-wheeler accident cases. The third tip for you is find an attorney who has actual trial experience who is board certified as a trial attorney.
I’ll give you an example. I’m board certified in both personal injury and civil trial law. Now less than one half of one percent of Houston attorneys are board certified in both fields. Now why is it important for you. Well to be board certified you have to prove no one that you’ve got experience in trying lawsuits.
You have to take some pretty rigorous test and you have to have recommendations from your fellow attorneys and from judges.
Now if you find a board-certified attorney you at least have the peace of mind of knowing that the other side the insurance company knows that your lawyer is willing and able and will probably do a good job of trying your case if they force you to trial. And that’s why your chances of settling your lawsuit are probably a lot better of settling it out of court.
That is if you have a board-certified attorney who has proven that he or she has the experience in trying lawsuits to go head to head with the insurance companies’ lawyer.
If you’ve been injured in an 18-wheeler accident give me a call. We can go over what options you might have. I can’t undo what’s happened to you but you may be entitled to compensation. Give me a call today for a free and confidential chat about your options.