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Injured in a Truck or Car Wreck and Wondering What Next Steps To Take?

Ask the experts at Witherite Law Group and 1-800-TruckWreck.
By Witherite Law Group |
Witherite Law Group

 What makes WLG & 1-800-TruckWreck different from other law firms?

At WLG, we work hard to win for our clients because we understand that winning extends far beyond the courtroom. For our clients, winning their cases improves their quality of life and sometimes opens doors to opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise exist for them. Our clients are like family, and we want to make sure they are taken care of in the courtroom and in their everyday lives. We put People First in everything we do. We offer Unmatched Expertise. And we show Integrity Always. That is the WLG difference.

I’ve been injured in a truck or car wreck. What do I do next?

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, your first steps following the accident are critical. First, you need to call 911 and get emergency help. Next, you need to call us at 1-800-TruckWreck 24 hours a day and we will come to the scene of the accident. It is important to gather evidence as soon as possible. Our team of experts will take photos, collect information from witnesses, and handle all things related to the accident. We’ll even fly our drones over the scene so we can see what others can’t. We want you to focus on getting better so that you can get your life back on track.

Why is being hit by a truck more complex than a car accident?

A truck accident requires an attorney with more expertise and trucking industry knowledge. For one, when you’ve been hit by a truck, you will have to deal with the company the driver works for and not just an individual. It’s the company’s job to protect their driver and their company, and they will go to great lengths to do just that. Therefore, you need an advocate that’s on your side. Not just anyone, but you need an advocate with expertise. At Witherite Law Group, we are the experts. We know the law and we also know the industry, not just through work experience, but through hands-on industry training. All of our attorneys attend truck driving school to learn everything we need to know about driving a truck and navigating the trucking industry. This makes us the most prepared, most knowledgeable, and most savvy truck wreck lawyers in the industry. We don’t just know about truck wrecks; we have genuine experience. This allows us to take a 360 approach in creating resolutions for our clients and helping them throughout their case. 

Why are there so many truck wrecks?

Every year, more than 500,000 truck-related accidents happen in the United States. There are many common causes of truck wrecks including driver negligence, poor driving conditions, alcohol/drug abuse, inadequate maintenance, and poor dispatch rules and guidelines. Our firm is well versed in each of these case scenarios, which makes us more capable of determining liability and proving it legally. We hope you don’t need us, but if you do, call 1-800-TruckWreck and get the experts on your side.

What can I do to stay safe on the roads?

When you get behind the wheel, always wear your seat belt and free yourself from all distractions around you. It is also important to leave a 7-second gap between you and other vehicles, especially when you are driving near a larger motor vehicle like an 18-wheeler. In hazardous weather conditions, be sure to decrease your speed and keep your eyes on the road to keep you and your loved ones safe in the vehicle. Anyone can get in an accident but practicing safe driving methods can decrease your risk while on the road. We hope you never get injured in an accident, but if you do, call us at 1-800-TruckWreck or 1-800-CarWreck and let the experts take care of you!

Amy Witherite is a seasoned personal injury lawyer with more than two decades of experience. She is the founder of Witherite Law Group, one of the largest female-owned personal injury law firms in the country. She is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been named by Texas Super Lawyer, a Thomson Reuters Service, as one of the 50 Best Women Lawyers in Texas and a Texas Super Lawyer from 2003 to 2022. An AVVO Superb Rated Attorney, Amy is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Dallas Women Lawyers Association, College of the State Bar of Texas, and the American Association for Justice. Amy is also a philanthropist and community advocate who supports education, food pantries, mentoring programs, and various other organizations that uplift, support, and better the communities they serve.

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