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Frequently Asked Questions about Car and Truck Accidents in Fort Worth


How soon after an accident should I contact a lawyer?

After you seek medical attention, it's imperative to contact a Fort Worth car and truck accident attorney as soon as possible. This is especially true in car accidents or truck wrecks where you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed due to negligence. When it comes to car and truck accident claims, timing is everything. Investigations need to be launched quickly. That's because evidence disappears. Witnesses become more difficult to track down. Memories fade. Furthermore, trucking companies and their insurance carriers typically begin an investigation immediately after the accident. These companies want to minimize liability. They have a protocol in place for accident investigations, which typically includes obtaining recorded statements from witnesses, taking photos of the accident scene and carefully investigating to protect the interests of the trucking company. You need someone doing the same for you.  Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., today. Call 866-408-0940. A delay may affect your rights.

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What are the differences between Fort Worth car and truck accident claims?

The process of collecting compensation after any accident can be complicated, but this is especially true with truck accidents in big cities like Fort Worth. Typically, a car accident results in a claim being filed against the driver who caused the accident. In truck accidents, the claim typically is filed against the trucking company. Fort Worth truck accident lawyer Coby L. Wooten has the skills needed to protect the rights of victims who are seeking compensation from larger-scale defendants. He is well-versed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations that may have an impact on your claim.

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What should I bring when meeting with an attorney?

After you schedule your free case evaluation, you can help attorney Wooten by bringing a few critical pieces of information to your first meeting. These include doctor records of your injury and treatment, police records, pay stubs documenting your lost wages, photos from the accident scene, witness information and a details about how the accident as affected your life. We recommend all injury victims keep a journal detailing the long-term impact of your injuries. The more information we have on our side, the better.

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What if I was partially at fault for my car or truck accident?

Under the Texas's Modified Comparative Fault laws, Fort Worth car or truck accident victims are entitled to an amount of compensation proportionate to their fault in causing the accident. Texas follows the 51% Bar Rule, meaning accident victims cannot recover if found to be more than 51% at fault. If at 50% or less fault, the recovery is reduced by their degree of fault. However, even when you are completely not at fault, insurance companies may argue you did something wrong to contribute to the accident. That's because they simply want to keep their payments to a minimum. We can help. Coby L. Wooten has years of experience negotiating with insurance companies to ensure clients receive the compensation they deserve.

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Can I file a car or truck accident lawsuit in Fort Worth?

Yes. After you review the details of your case with one of our attorneys, you may learn you have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver or trucking company that caused your accident. At your discretion - and only after all your options have been thoroughly explored - we can file a claim in the appropriate Texas court. The choice is ultimately up to you. If you choose to file a claim, we're prepared to fight vigorously on your behalf.

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I was injured while visiting Fort Worth. What can I do?

Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., as soon as possible. Do not hesitate. Each state has different rules and regulations. Texas is no exception. We understand how difficult it is knowing what to do when in an accident in an unfamiliar place. You deserve representation from a Fort Worth truck and car accident attorney who knows the law. Attorney Wooten is a tough litigator who helps out-of-state clients obtain the compensation they deserve.

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How much does a Fort Worth car and truck accident lawyer cost?

You only pay us if we obtain a recovery. That's because Coby L. Wooten works on a contingency fee basis. Our firm doesn't charge by the hour. As a Fort Worth contingency fee lawyer, Coby L. Wooten believes injured Texans and visitors to the Lone Star State have a right to legal representation without fear of out-of-pocket expenses. For a free consultation, contact us today to learn more. Call an injury attorney in Fort Worth at 866-408-0940.

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