Truck or trailer due to its sheer size causes catastrophic injuries to occupants of smaller vehicles or even pedestrians. The injuries from truck accidents affect vital organs of the body and even cause permanent impairment of bodily functioning.
If you or your loved ones are injured due to the negligence of a truck driver, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost income, pain, and suffering, etc.
Here’s what you can do if you are in truck accident:
Seek medical attention immediately– even if you don’t feel any pain. A trained medical professional will examine you for any problems you might not realize yet. This is also help step in creating medical record that you will have to present for personal injury medical claim.
Contact law enforcement authorities as soon as possible. This ensures that help will arrive for anyone who might need it after accident.
While you are at the scene, you can get information like name, phone number, driver’s license number with other driver/s.
If possible take photographs of any damage to your vehicle, physical location, etc. Photographs can help in court if you file a personal injury
Do NOT discuss the truck accident with the trucking company’s insurance provider. Be polite and insist on arranging an interview with your attorney. The trucking company might also offer you settlement amount right away. Don’t settle the claim until you know that you will fully compensated for your loss.
At this step, seek assistance from an experienced personal injury attorney to evaluate a potential settlement.
If you are not blame for the accident, reaching a truck accident attorney is highly recommended. Even if you are partially at blame, you may still recover for damages.
A trusted attorney can look into the details of the accidents and give you legal opinion about how you should proceed.
Last but not the least; you must file a truck accident lawsuit within two years from the date of accident. This is because personal injury claims related to tractor-trailer are subjected to statute of limitations.
The limitation ensures- credible testimony, validation of your injuries and medical condition, previous driving or accident report and important information and potential evidence.
The sooner you contact a proven truck accident attorney, the quicker an investigation into your claim can be started and a lawsuit filed.
Act Now: Contact us at (213) 652-3673. We are ready to help you file a claim. Contact us to know more.