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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Wrecks

Common Queries Addressed Regarding Truck Wrecks

The aftermath of any motor vehicle accident is scary and uncertain, but especially so after a truck wreck. You likely have numerous questions right now, and you may not know what to do next.

On this page, we have provided answers to some frequently asked questions we receive about truck wrecks from prospective clients. After reading, you can contact The Bettersworth Law Firm to get answers to your own questions during a free initial consultation.

Truck Wreck FAQs


How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Truck Wreck Lawyer?

Answer: Many personal injury attorneys, including those at our firm, take cases on a contingency-fee basis. That means we do not charge any upfront fees, and you pay no attorney fees unless we help you recover money in a settlement or jury trial. When we do win your case, the money we collect is a predetermined percentage of your settlement or award. By tying our compensation to yours, you can be sure that we are always motivated to maximize the amount of compensation in your case. Moreover, it means that hiring an attorney for your truck accident case is very low-risk for you.


Can Any Personal Injury Lawyer Represent Me in a Truck Accident Lawsuit?

Answer: Legally speaking, any lawyer could represent you. However, truck accidents are particularly complex, and they have high stakes, which means you will want to hire an attorney with considerable truck accident litigation experience and a track record of successful outcomes on behalf of clients. We understand how aggressive commercial insurers and trucking companies are in defending these suits, and we are not afraid to stand up to their bully tactics. We fight hard to help you claim the compensation you need and deserve.


How Long Can I Wait Before Filing a Truck Wreck Lawsuit?

Answer: In Texas, the statute of limitations for most personal injury matters is two years from the date of the injury. If you do not at least file your lawsuit within that two-year window, you essentially forfeit the right to sue, so it is important to keep that deadline in mind. With that being said, you should seek legal help as soon as reasonably possible after the crash. Insurance companies investigate these crashes immediately, and they work hard to control evidence and craft narratives that deny or minimize their clients' liability. You need an attorney working just as hard for you as soon as possible.


Why Should I Hire an Attorney Instead of Just Taking a Settlement Offer?

Answer: After a truck accident, there is a good chance the defendant's insurance company will reach out to you with a quick settlement offer. That may seem like a kind gesture, and you may be tempted to accept the offer just to end the case quickly. There are several reasons why you should not do this, however – at least not until speaking with your own attorney. First, the insurance company's settlement offer is for their benefit, not yours. Their goal is to settle the case as quickly and cheaply as possible. Therefore, turning down the offer is not rude, and it is usually a smart way to protect yourself. Second, any settlement offer you receive without an attorney is likely to be far less than your case is worth and far less than you need to cover your costs. Finally, you likely will not know what your total costs are until you consult with an attorney. Therefore, most truck wreck victims cannot make an informed decision about a settlement on their own. At The Bettersworth Law Firm, we can negotiate with an insurance company to ensure that the settlement they offer will fully address your damages.

Have More Questions? Reach Out to Our New Braunfels Truck Accident Lawyer Today for Answers

The Bettersworth Law Firm proudly fights for truck wreck victims throughout South Central Texas. To take advantage of a free initial consultation, give us a call at 830-606-0404 or fill out our online contact form.

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