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Even though box trucks are not as huge as 18-wheelers or the oil rig trucks plying Texas roads, they can still be catastrophic when involved in a crash. Their overbearing size compared to passenger cars and the fact that trucks take longer to brake makes a box truck accident even more dangerous.

Being hit by another car is scary. It can leave you confused, in shock, and not sure what to do next. Unfortunately, should you file a claim, the probability of receiving your full settlement may depend on what you do after the accident.

If you’ve been involved in a box truck accident in Richmond, call The Estes Law Firm at 281-238-5400 to protect your rights and help avoid mistakes that can cost you later.

Why Do You Need to Call a Truck Accident Lawyer?

After contacting the police to report a box truck accident, the next call you should make is to a truck accident lawyer. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Suing More Than One Party – The majority of truck accident claims involve more than one liable party. Besides the driver, other persons you might have to sue include the employer, truck owner if the employer has leased it, freighters, box truck manufacturing company, a mechanic, among others.
  • State and Federal Trucking Laws – The state of Texas, as well as the federal government, have additional trucking laws whose violation amounts to negligence. A truck accident lawyer is best placed to help you navigate these guidelines when proving fault.
  • The Possibility of Suffering Hefty Damages Since insurance companies don’t like paying out huge settlements, they’ll do all they can to escape liability. An attorney’s role is to negotiate until you get the settlement you deserve and, if necessary, take the case to trial.

Should I Call My Insurance Company after an Accident?

Most victims wonder whether they should call their auto insurance company after a crash they didn’t cause. The right answer depends on a few things.

Some insurance policy agreements require their holders to report all types of accidents. Failure to do so might carry a penalty. Depending on the type of car insurance, you could also be eligible to claim things like medical bills and collision damages before the settlement kicks in.
Remember, even your own insurance company can use your words against you. It’s better to call them after speaking with your attorney.

Get in Touch with a Truck Accident Lawyer

Box truck accident claims can be more complex to handle than crashes involving passenger vehicles only. You might have to sue multiple parties for compensation, not to mention the additional trucking laws that you need to understand to prove negligence.

To safeguard your future, it’s best to call a legal professional after being hit by a box truck so they can get to the investigation as soon as possible. Get a free case consultation with a truck accident lawyer from The Estes Law Firm by dialing 281-238-5400 or filling out the contact form below.

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