Common Mistakes After a Truck Accident
In this video, ourinjury lawyer discusses common mistakes after a truck accident that could ruin your case. Schedule a free consultation today.
What mistakes should I avoid when making a truck accident claim?
I got a call last week from somebody who was in a serious truck accident and was injured as a result. One of his concerns was avoiding making mistakes . I told him a number of things. First, when you’re in a truck accident and you’re injured, it’s important to call law enforcement immediately and document what happened in that accident. As soon as that’s done, it’s very important to obtain the appropriate medical care immediately. What we found is that insurance companies are going to hold it against you if you don’t get immediate medical care by suggesting that somehow you weren’t seriously injured, even when you were. Don’t make the mistake of waiting days or weeks before getting medical care. Instead, get immediate medical care after your trucking accident.
The next mistake that people make is they think that they can handle these types of cases on their own and they start calling the insurance company. That’s a huge mistake. Insurance professionals, and particularly trucking accident insurance professionals, are highly trained to make sure that they ask the types of questions that are going to make it very hard for you to recover what’s fair in your case down the road. Be sure that you call an attorney before you start speaking with anybody from the trucking companies or from their insurance companies so that you can get the appropriate advice and the attorney can handle those conversations on your behalf.
Lastly, make sure you don’t hire the wrong attorney. It’s important that you hire an attorney who has experience handling only personal injury cases, and has significant experience handling truck accident cases, so that you get the right advice. It’s more important to hire somebody who is board certified in civil trial law because that person is a specialist in civil trial law.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a commercial vehicle wreck and have questions about what mistakes to avoid after a truck accident?
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