Trucking accidents are a growing epidemic. There are more trucks on the road than ever before and unfortunately that means an increase in trucking accidents.
What happens if you’re involved in a trucking accident? Is it the same as a car accident? Who do you get in touch with? What do you do?
We've put together a list for you to follow in order to protect your rights:
- First and foremost, make sure that the police have been called and an investigation is done at the scene;
- Second, get medical attention if you need it;
- Third, if possible, take pictures of the scene and the vehicles involved;
- Fourth, don’t talk with ANY insurance companies until you have consulted with an experienced personal injury attorney.
- Fifth, consult an experienced trucking accident lawyer. This will make all the difference in your case.
When searching for the right trucking accident lawyer, what are something you should look for?
The most important thing when searching is to make sure the law firm you get in touch with has actual experience dealing with trucking cases. Experience will change everything about your case.
Ask the law firm directly if they've handled trucking accident cases in the past and what were the outcomes.
There is a lot more information to learn and more investigation to be done. Look for experience. Look for an Arizona Certified Specialist in Injury/Death Law.
Can you deal with the insurance companies by yourself?
Well, you can, but do you want to? There are so many things to know and so many variables involved when it comes to dealing with insurance companies.
What do you tell them? What should you not say?
These insurance companies are only looking out for themselves. Do you really want to take a chance with your case?
There are many factors involved when it comes to the causes of trucking accidents. Distracted driving, drowsy driving, drugged driving, etc… are just a few.
Though there isn't one factor above all, all accidents involve some form of human error. Can you find it? Can you prove it? You will need to do exactly this to bring a successful claim.
Trucking accidents can be very hard fought and difficult.
The fact that a large truck was involved typically means a corporation with a commercial insurance policy, experienced adjusters and attorneys are involved.
Can you afford to try to handle it on your own? Can you really take the chance? What to do first?
My Suggestion: Call an experienced trucking accident attorney to discuss your case, learn your rights and get on the path to physical and financial recovery.