Have you or a loved one suffered an injury or even death due to an 18-wheeler accident?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 3,000 people are killed, and approximately 88,000 people are injured in auto accidents involving an 18-wheeler every year in the U.S.
COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCKING & 18-WHEELER ACCIDENTS:
If so, you should discuss your case with The Grady Law Firm, P.C. immediately. Once we represent you, we will perform a thorough investigation and acquire all available evidence necessary to prove and maximize your claim or case.
The Grady Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to achieving maximum results in your case. Our uniquely qualified team will treat you with respect and explain the process to you at each stage. You need experienced and seasoned legal assistance during this critical time.
DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT US NOW.
Do not let time pass before you contact an attorney. Some evidence may become impossible to acquire, including witness statements as time passes. The Grady Law Firm, P.C. has a proven record of successfully obtaining the compensation our clients deserve.
We have recovered on behalf of our clients, damages in the past and future such as:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT 18-WHEELER ACCIDENTS
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER AN 18-WHEELER ACCIDENT?
Call the police and have them fill out a Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report.
Seek Medical Treatment ASAP. It is very important for a Doctor to document all symptoms to verify that your injuries were caused by the accident and were not pre-existing.
Take Photographs of the accident and injuries. Continue to document your injuries during the healing process.
Do not give statements or sign anything from the other party’s insurance company. They will only be used against you.
Contact your insurance company whether you are at fault or not. Failing to do so may result in your company refusing to cover the accident or your injuries.
Call The Grady Law Firm, P.C.
DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY?
Absolutely. The insurance company’s goal is to make money. Often times, they appear to deal fairly with policy holders, but become more difficult to deal with when it comes time for compensation. Having an attorney present during this process makes it more difficult for bad faith insurance practices to occur. The Grady Law Firm, P.C. is committed to maximizing your claim and making sure that justice is served.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE AN INJURY AND THE PERSON WHO CAUSED MY ACCIDENT DOES NOT HAVE INSURANCE OR ENOUGH INSURANCE COVERAGE TO PAY ALL OF MY DAMAGES?
If the person who caused your accident does not have insurance, they are uninsured (UI).
If the person who caused your accident does not have enough insurance, they are underinsured (UII).
In both situations your insurance company will pick up the difference provided you have that type of coverage. The professionals at the Grady Law Firm P.C. will help recover your UI or UII claims.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER?
The standard fee arrangement for personal injury cases is typically 33.33% before suit is filed, 40% after suit is filed, and 45% if there is an appeal. In addition, expenses of the case are usually not included in the attorney fee. Clients are responsible for expenses at the conclusion of the matter. The benefit of the contingency fee arrangement is that if nothing is recovered, nothing is owed.
WHAT DETERMINES HOW MUCH MY CASE IS WORTH?
Under most state laws, injured people are entitled to recover the following elements of damage for the past and future: Medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, physical impairment, pain and suffering and mental anguish, and disfigurement. The value of cases is generally derived from an examination associated with each of these elements, with particular emphasis on medical expenses and loss of earning potential. The professionals at the Grady Law firm are seasoned in evaluating the value of your particular case.
DO I STILL HAVE A CASE IF THE POLICE TRAFFIC COLLISION REPORT SAYS I AM AT FAULT?
A Traffic Collision Report usually has to fault one party or another even if both drivers are at fault. This does not necessarily mean that you are at fault, it just needs to be disproven based on all facts involved. Generally, this is taken by the court as an opinion and could possibly be admissible.
SHOULD I MAKE A STATEMENT TO THE OTHER PARTY'S INSURANCE COMPANY?
After an accident, the other party’s insurance company will try to obtain a recorded statement from you. However, The Grady Law Firm, P.C.’s rule of thumb, is not to give any statement without first consulting an attorney. Anything that is recorded could be misconstrued and held against you in court. Insurance companies use this tactic all of the time just to dismiss your case.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE MY CLAIM?
The Statute of Limitations in Texas is 2 years. To insure that the insurance company does not intentionally delay your claim, you should have an attorney handle your case.