A lot of the Dallas car accident cases that make their way to court are big rig crashes. These accidents can be devastating for those involved and, oftentimes, they can mean the loss of someone’s life. There is a vital time frame, however, after the accident when you’ll be presented with several options. If it’s clear that you’re not at fault, it’s likely that one of those options will be a settlement from the trucking company. This is not always your best option, even though it may seem like the company is being generous with you.
A big rig crash will almost always involve a sizable company. In some cases, you may be hit by an independent operator, but these small business people are a rare sight these days. The large trucking companies have certain obligations they have to meet under the law. Among the most important of these obligations is that they maintain their trucks properly and that their drivers are well-rested and provided with all that they need to do their jobs safely. These companies, to avoid an even bigger problem, will oftentimes offer settlements to drivers they’ve injured due to their negligence.