This is the final post in a series of articles discussing common issues in Fort Worth, Texas trucking accident cases. When a loved one is seriously injured or killed in a serious trucking accident, it is an overwhelming time for the victim’s family members. Families are often unsure of how to proceed after the event when contacted by insurance companies or solicitations for legal representation. The goal of this series has been to provide information about what to expect following an accident. Another goal has been to provide information to assist victims and their families in selecting competent legal counsel to represent your interests through the process. If you or a loved one have been injured in a trucking accident, contact an experienced law firm as soon as possible following the crash to preserve your legal rights.
This series has discussed the following issues:
- What to expect following a serious trucking accident
- The need for expert witnesses
- The possibility of facing a bifurcated trial
- What to expect during a trucking accident trial
Victims and their families should have a basic understanding of these issues following a serious trucking accident. First, depending upon the seriousness of the accident and parties involved, identifying who may be potentially liable for the crash may be complicated. Experienced counsel can help manage communications with insurance adjusters and begin investigating the incident immediately following the accident. Second, if is often necessary to enlist the help of specialists, or expert witnesses, to ascertain the causes of the accident. Additional experts may be required to evaluate the victim’s injuries and potential financial impact on the victim and their family. These specialists will play a crucial role in settlement negotiations and litigation of the case. Third, trucking accident litigation can be complicated. In some cases, defendants may request bifurcation of the liability and damages phases of a trial. It is important to understand what this may mean to a victim’s case. Finally, if a case proceeds to litigation, the parties should have a general understanding of the trial process to help manage expectations.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a catastrophic trucking accident, it is important to engage personal injury counsel with experience required to handle your case. Conducting an investigation, engaging the necessary experts on your behalf and managing the litigation will require a firm with strong financial resources. We strongly suggest contacting an attorney as soon as possible after the accident to preserve your rights.These suggestions apply whether you are in Fort Worth, Dallas or other areas of Texas.