Experienced Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys
Have you been injured or lost a loved one as a result of the negligence of another person? If so, you need an aggressive and experienced personal injury attorney to obtain the fair compensation to which you are entitled. The Texas personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Derek R. Van Gilder have the experience and dedication to fight for you.
Car Accident Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured in a car wreck caused by another person, you are entitled to recover money damages for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other compensation. The insurance company is already working to deny your claim, if possible, or otherwise to minimize your claim. Shouldn't you have an experienced Texas car accident injury lawyer fighting to protect your rights?
It is important for your attorney to immediately begin gathering evidence to prove your claim because you, as the person making the claim, have the burden of proof. That means obtaining photographs of the accident site, the vehicles and your injuries. It means tracking down any potential witnesses and obtaining a statement from them. In some cases it may also require hiring an engineer to inspect one or more of the vehicles and, perhaps, to secure and download data from vehicle computers.
Trucking Accident Lawyers
Have you been injured in an accident with a 18 wheeler or other commercial truck? Trucking accident cases can be complex. It is not unusual for trucking companies to attempt to repair accident damage soon afterwards to prevent you from being able to obtain photographs or an inspection. It is therefore important to make a proper request to secure evidence and, in some cases, to obtain a court order to prevent the trucking company from destroying evidence of the accident.
A common cause of trucking accidents is driver fatigue. Truck drivers work under constant pressure to arrive at their destination as quickly as possible. Although truck drivers are required to maintain a Driver's Log to ensure they do not exceed the maximum number of permitted driving hours per day, they often disregard such work limitations in order to deliver on time.
It is important to quickly obtain driver logs, vehicle inspection and maintenance records, the driving record and other evidence immediately after the accident.
Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers
Have you been injured in an accident while driving a motorcycle? If so, you may already know that motorcycle accident cases can be very challenging. They frequently involve serious injuries and there is often a dispute as to who was at fault. Most insurance companies begin their evaluation of motorcycle accident injury claims with an assumption that the motorcycle driver was at fault. Skid marks and the location of the point of impact are important pieces of evidence.
You need an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer to fight the insurance company's prejudice against motorcycle drivers in order to win fair compensation for your injuries and damages. The motorcycle injury attorneys at the Law Office of Derek R. Van Gilder know how to fight and win motorcycle