One of the most devastating types of motor vehicle accidents are those involving semi-trucks. The immense size and weight of these big rigs, coupled with the long stopping distances almost ensure that an accident will involve serious injuries or deaths.
If you have been injured in such an accident, you may wonder how you should proceed afterwards. Of course, the first thing you should be concerned with is getting medical treatment. Even if you should be so fortunate to feel as though you weren’t injured, you should get checked out by medical personnel. If you were seriously injured, then you will need to rely on someone else to help you gather information about the accident.
The police report will be important. Police will likely want to interview you about the accident. Make sure you tell them everything you remember. Have someone else take pictures of your vehicle and your injuries, as these will be important later, as well.
The truck driver’s insurance company and possibly the driver’s employer will likely try to contact you — perhaps even before you leave the hospital. It is best that you don’t speak with them before you have spoken to a personal injury attorney. They will try to get you to settle. It can be difficult to deny a settlement, especially if you have lost wages and are in a financial hardship.
We understand the difficulties that victims of truck driving accidents may have to endure. We want you to focus on your recovery and can provide medical specialists that may help you. If you want to learn more about how we can help, please take a few moments to view our webpage on truck accidents.