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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 more than 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 in order to learn your options, and know where you truly stand.

After you’ve sought medical treatment, call your accident injury attorney right away. 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 while you focus on recovery. Your attorney will know best how to deal with them, and can advise you on the progress of your case throughout the process.

An 18-wheeler crash oftentimes results in significant medical expenses. Your attorney will know how to deal with the financial fallout from such injuries as well, and may be able to get you medical treatment at no out-of-pocket costs under what’s called a letter of protection.

Remember to talk to your attorney before you even THINK about accepting a check from the trucking company or insurance company involved. You’re likely owed MUCH more money than they’re offering. Understand that countering (or even entertaining) their offer can have a disastrous impact on your case.

A Dallas car accident involving a commercial truck 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 (federal hours of service laws) and their drivers must be vetted and fit to drive.

Remember that lost wages and long-term injuries are very real possibilities with these incidents, and you’re entitled to seek compensation for all related damages. For a free consultation, call us today at 1-877-405-4313.

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