Texas Truck Accident Lawyers Fighting for You
If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, big rig, tractor trailer, 18-wheeler, or other large commercial vehicle and the accident was caused by the truck driver, you may be considering hiring an attorney or filing a lawsuit. If you have not hired a lawyer, you should be made aware that the insurance company and its lawyers have been working on building a defense for the trucker and the trucking company since the day of the truck wreck.
Preparation for Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit
In preparing for filing a lawsuit, our Houston truck accident lawyers will first ask you questions to ensure they have all the facts regarding your case, including a copy of the police report so we can determine who the responsible parties are and who we should file suit against. We also utilize our expert witnesses with experience in the trucking industry to help us investigate the facts of your case (i.e, accident reconstruction) and to determine the extent of the financial consequences on your earning potential over your life.
Filing your lawsuit
The next step in the process is filing the lawsuit for the plaintiff (you) against those responsible (the defendants). We will file a complaint with the court with a summons that informs the defendant that they are being sued. The defendant is required to file an answer in response to our complaint. The lawyer for the other side will either admit or deny the allegations we make. They may also try to transfer the liability in the case to other people or parties or even file a motion to dismiss the claims made in your lawsuit. In addition, the other side may file a counterclaim.
Discovery Phase of a Truck Accident Lawsuit
During discovery, the attorneys for both parties will obtain evidence related to the accident. The parties are required to produce their evidence to the other side, which they will then review to build their case.
The discovery phase takes the most time in a truck accident lawsuit, as it takes time to build the proof we need to win your case. During this time we collect all documentation that can help us prove your case. That can include:
- Statements from all witnesses
- Notes or letters
- Log books
- Driving records of the truck driver
- Pictures of the accident scene
- Vehicle black boxes
- Injury reports
- Company records
- Other related information
The next step in the process involves depositions, where parties from both sides answer questions under oath from the opposing lawyer. All answers are transcribed by a court reporter and will be used in court at a later time.
If you have been in an 18 wheeler wreck, you need a Texas tough trial lawyer. Do not wait for tomorrow, call Amaro at(877)-892-2797 or contact the Amaro Law Firm today!