Meeting with an attorney after a truck accident can feel surreal. The head-on collision truck accident lawyers in Dallas are here to advocate for you, though – and that makes your first meeting all the more important. The sooner you can start discussing the role negligence may have played in your accident, the sooner you can take action against an offending party.
Buzbee Law Firm has years of experience helping families and loved ones advocate for their right to post-accident compensation. When you bring your case to our team, you can trust our expertise to help you fight for financial compensation. We offer individualized case assessments to better help you plot your path toward recovery.
Head-on Truck Collisions as Wrongful Death and/or Fatal Accident Lawsuits
Head-on truck accidents are likely to be fatal, particularly if a person isn’t able to take measures to protect themselves from harm. Recovering from accidents that see you lose a loved one is a time-consuming process, even without considering the legal ramifications. When you do have to consider your post-accident legal options, matters change.
First, you need to determine what manner of legal action you’re able to take. For example, you’re often able to take legal action on your own behalf. There are certain circumstances, however, when you may be able to file a claim on behalf of a loved one who’s passed.
You can work with our attorneys to determine what legal actions may be available to you.
For a free legal consultation with a head-on collision truck accidents lawyer serving Dallas, call 844-349-9196
What to Know Before You File a Head-on Truck Collision Lawsuit
Filing a head-on truck accident collision claim can be challenging for emotional and logistical reasons. Our team can guide you through the process of building your claim, but we can also give you a primer on what to expect from your upcoming case. More specifically, we can address:
Whether or Not You Can File Your Claim
You always have the right to file a head-on collision truck accident claim when addressing your own losses. While you may have to determine whether or not you can be accused of fault in your case, our team may always have the means to bring your concerns to the attention of a judge.
That said, you’re not the only person who could suffer in a truck accident. If a loved one passes, there are only certain circumstances under which you can take action for them. Specifically, only spouses, children, and/or the parents of a passed loved one can bring a case forward. Personal executors can also take action on a deceased individual’s behalf.
Who to Hold Accountable For Your Accident Losses
It’s natural to want to hold a truck driver liable for the losses related to your accident. However, a truck driver’s relationship with a broader agency or company changes how you need to address your claim. Independent contractors, for example, must represent themselves in court. Any driver on-duty and working full-time for a company may be protected by that employer.
You can determine who to hold liable for your head-on collision truck accident losses by assessing the evidence available at the scene of your accident. The Buzbee Law attorneys can bring in third-party investigators to gather:
- Video footage
- Photo footage
- Physical evidence
- Bystander testimonies
- Expert witness statements
Dallas, TX, head-on collision truck accident lawyers can bring all of this information forward before a judge. We can then use it to present the story of your case. In turn, you can argue that a particular party violated your owed duty of care and that you are, in turn, entitled to compensation.
What Compensation You Should Request
The compensation you request after a head-on collision with a truck should reflect the economic sum of your losses. That said, you don’t have to cap your request there. You can also use state-approved multipliers to make a case for the value of your non-economic losses, like emotional distress.
In general, a claim addressing a head-on collision truck accident can demand coverage for your:
- Medical expenses
- Damaged property
- Lost wages and/or opportunities for work
- Wrongful death and funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering
You don’t have to do the math when it comes time to calculate your possible compensation. Our team can step in instead and make sure we address every possible avenue for compensation available to you.
When Your Submission Deadlines Are
Civil courts in Texas want to keep their cases relevant to recent accidents. As such, the court limits which cases it will view based on the amount of time that has passed since the accident in question occurred. If you want to bring your truck accident case forward, you need to abide by Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §16.003.
This statute of limitations caps your actionable time after a truck accident to two years. According to Texas civil courts, this deadline helps survivors better preserve their memories of their accidents.
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We Can Help You Recover from Head-on Truck Collisions
Head-on truck collisions take the dangers of a crash to a new level. You and your loved ones need as much help as you can to overcome the challenges of your recovery. While you focus on your medical needs, our team can tackle your legal approach. Dallas head-on collision truck accident attorneys want to be there for you in your time of need.
For more information about how the Buzbee Law Firm helps families recover from head-on truck collisions, have your personal executor schedule an appointment with our team. You can contact us by calling our main office or sharing information about your case through our website.