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by Jeff Rasansky - November 30, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

There are few accidents as dire as those that involve big rig collisions. These huge vehicles can plow through several passenger cars before they’re brought to a stop. It is not uncommon for such wrecks to cause devastating injuries or even deaths. Remember that you do have options, no matter what the trucking company involved might tell you. Your first step should be to contact an attorney experienced with these cases to see if there is a chance for you to win compensation in a court of law, which may well be the case.

After the wreck is over, call your car accident personal injury attorney. Do this before you call the insurance companies or anyone else, save for emergency personnel, of course. Your attorney can deal with the insurance companies and, though they do have a contract to protect your financial interests, it’s in their own financial interest to avoid paying you a thing. Your attorney will know best how to deal with them and how to make sure that you don’t end up saying something that might cost you financially or cause the company to deny your claim altogether.

A big rig collision oftentimes results in significant medical expenses. Your attorney will know how to deal with the financial fallout from such injuries, as well, and you may be able to win a jury award or you may be offered a settlement for such claims. Remember to talk to your attorney before you accept a check from the trucking company involved. You may be able to get more money than they’re offering, but an attorney will need to work with you to see if this is possible and, if it is, to make sure that it happens via a jury award ore a settlement of your claim.

A Dallas car accident that involves a big rig is always a very serious situation. There may be factors that played into your accident that you’re not aware of. Drivers have to be adequately rested before taking to the road and their equipment has to be in tip-top condition. If this is not the case, the trucking company may be liable for any injuries you suffered and you may not have to pay the associated costs alone. Remember that lost wages and long-term injuries are very real possibilities with these incidents and that you should seek compensation, if possible.

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