There were two injuries caused by a recent collision outside of Dallas. A passenger car was hit by a semi truck hauling lumber. The left diesel tank was ripped off in the crash, spilling diesel on the highway. The semi caught fire and was completely burned.
The driver of the passenger car was injured seriously and had to be extricated by the firefighters on the scene. She was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. The truck driver suffered minor injuries and got out before the truck erupted into flames. He was also taken to a local hospital.
If you are injured by the driver of an 18-wheeler, you do have rights, and you can protect them by calling your Dallas truck accident lawyer. Otherwise, you may end up paying, personally and financially, for the semi driver’s negligence.
Seek medical attention first. Even if you are not insured, you need to take care of your health and that of your passengers. Your injuries must be diagnosed so that your physician will know how to properly treat you. If you retain the services of a Dallas truck accident lawyer, then the driver of the semi, or the trucking company, will in all likelihood be held responsible for most of your medical bills.
Typically, you will only have a limited period of time in which to sue for compensation. If your lawsuit is not filed in the proper time period, you lose the right to sue the driver. There are rules to be followed, too. Kirkendall Dwyer LLP will file your report in the required period of time, and they know about any additional requirements.
The trucking company’s insurance company will want to protect their driver. Hiring a Dallas truck accident lawyer gives you the best chance of compensation for your medical and financial damages. Going it alone leaves too much of a chance for the trucking company attorneys to win in court.