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What Questions Should I Ask If I’m In A Truck Accident In Texas Or New Mexico?

June 5, 2024
Truck Accident In Texas

If you’ve had a truck accident, you probably want compensation from the careless driver who hit you (and possibly their employer). To recover damages, you’ll need the help of an experienced truck accident attorney licensed in both Texas and New Mexico.

Finding the right  attorney for truck accidents, though, can feel like navigating through a maze with nobody to guide you. If you take the wrong path, you could end up with an unfair settlement that doesn’t even cover your basic damages.

Below, you’ll find a list of questions to ask to help you find the right  truck accident injury attorney.

Questions to Ask Your Truck Collision Lawyer in Texas and New Mexico

During your first consultation with a lawyer, you’ll have the chance to ask questions to determine whether the attorney is a good fit for your case. Here are a few that you should ask each attorney you consult with.

Have You Handled Similar Cases?

You wouldn’t want a tax attorney to take your medical malpractice case, would you? Of course not. Truck accidents aren’t like regular car accidents, so you need an attorney who has dealt with this type of case.

Ask the attorney to give examples of a few recent truck accident cases they’ve handled and the results they achieved for clients.

Ask the attorney if they, personally, have ever tried a lawsuit in front of a jury and, if so, when was the last time they were in the courtroom in a trial.   Far too many attorneys are happy to sign and settle cases but many of those simply are not willing, or able to take a case all the way through trial.   At FCHC, we are trial lawyers with some of the largest verdicts in various locations throughout Texas and New Mexico. 

What Are the Chances That I’ll Win My Case?

This is a good question to ask because there’s little point in pursuing a claim if the lawyer doesn’t think you’ll win. For an honest answer, you’ll need to provide plenty of evidence, which will help the truck accident attorney evaluate your case thoroughly.

Evidence you may want to bring to the consultation includes:

  • Pictures of the accident scene and your injuries
  • Medical treatment records
  • Witness statements and their contact information
  • Proof of lost wages or loss of earning potential
  • Statements from your doctor regarding their opinion on what caused your injuries
  • Police Report

Who Is Liable for My Truck Accident?

You must ask this question because several parties may be liable for the accident. In addition to the driver, you could make a claim against their employer. This is the case if the employer:

  • Didn’t perform a background check
  • Forced the driver to work longer than legally allowed
  • Failed to maintain the driver’s truck
  • Failed to properly supervise the driver
  • Failed to comply with many of the rules specific to trucks found in both state and federal law.

You might also be able to sue the truck manufacturer if a defective part or design process contributed to the accident. To find out whether this is an option for you, contact a truck accident lawsuit attorney now.

What Damages Are Available to Me?

Damages available to you depend on the specifics of your case. If you suffered physical injuries (likely, given the severity of the average truck crash), you can sue for medical expenses. You may also be able to recover damages such as:

  • Lost wages
  • The cost of transportation to medical appointments
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental distress
  • Loss of consortium

How Do You Charge for Your Legal Services?

Always ask this question so you’re not stuck with a surprise bill. Many truck accident attorneys follow a contingency model, which means you don’t owe anything unless they win your case. If the attorney charges you upfront, you might want to look elsewhere.

Legal Representation for Truck Crashes in Texas and New Mexico

If you’re hunting for the right truck wreck lawyer serving Texas or New Mexico, let your search end here. Our firm has won seven-figure settlements for truck accident victims, and we’ll fight aggressively to achieve fair compensation for you.

Call Fadduol, Cluff, Hardy & Conaway, P.C., at (800) 433-2408 for a free consultation with a Texas or New Mexico truck accident attorney.