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by Jeff Rasansky - October 17, 2016
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

When someone is killed in a Dallas truck accident, you need someone on your side who will seek justice for your family.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to a fatal truck accident in Dallas, please get in touch with our attorneys by calling 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation. We never charge a penny out of pocket, and only get paid if we actually win your case.

Fatal 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer in Dallas

Fatal Truck Accident Lawyers in Dallas, Texas

The first and most-important thing to understand is that an accident involving a commercial truck (18-wheeler) must be treated completely different than your run-of-the-mill car wreck. This is because there are so many variables involved, and the stakes are MUCH higher.

For example, if multiple people were injured or killed (which is common with truck accidents), each of these cases will likely be seeking compensation from the same insurance policy. This often leads to trouble for the victims, as the trucker’s policy limits may be reached before your case is even resolved. Additionally, there may be more than one insurance policy covering the truck (or multiple at-fault parties sharing in liability), and each will go out of their way to deny coverage and make the process as difficult as possible for you.

Commercial vehicle insurance adjusters are notorious for unfairly denying liability, delaying legitimate claims, and for blatantly lying to victims outright. They literally do this every day, and without an attorney on your side, you are simply putting yourself at a severe disadvantage right from the start.

The importance of preserving evidence.

Evidence is extremely important to a wrongful death case. Without collecting and preserving evidence relevant to your loved one’s case, it may be impossible to hold the other party accountable for their actions. While not all evidence is admissible in court, your attorney knows exactly what to look for, and can help recover the evidence necessary to your case.

If you hire Rasansky Law Firm, we will fully investigate your case for no charge. We will collect evidence at the scene, obtain copies of the trucker’s driver logs (to look for hours-of-service violations), and send a Stower’s damand in order to prevent the company from deleting any digital evidence. We’ll take a look at any dashcam or CCTV camera footage available, and will fully-investigate any and all potential claims relating to this tragic event.

Big trucks equal big insurance policies.

Trucking companies (for the most-part) tend to be appropriately-insured, given their potential to cause catastrophic accidents. That being said, do NOT expect to get a fair settlement offer should you attempt to elicit one yourself. In fact, trying to settle prior to completing treatment is one of the worst things you can do!

The insurance company would be very happy to know that you are unrepresented, and may wish to offer a settlement right away. They know that they could lose big time in a lawsuit, and are trying to have you sign away your right to sue before you understand just how much your case is actually worth. These people are not working for you; they are literally working against you. Without an attorney on your side, you are leaving the ball in their court.

We know that you can’t quantify someone’s life monetarily, but the truth is that in order to affect change, you have to hit the company where it hurts; their pocketbook. Civil law is entirely separate from criminal law. While criminal law can be used to punish the offender, civil lawsuits are used as a means for making a victim right (or returning them as close to 100% as possible).

While a lawsuit can never undo the hurt that has been caused, you also have to consider how this fatal accident will affect your family financially in the future. If the victim provided for the family, you can (and should) seek compensation to cover that loss of future income as well.

If you would like to discuss the details of your case with an attorney (for free) today, call us at 1-877-405-4313. If we can help you with your case, we’ll do so on contingency (no win, no pay).

Speak With a Fatal Truck Accident Attorney For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.

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