What To Do After A Semi-Truck Accident That Was Not Your Fault
Commercial Truck Accidents can be extremely serious because of the weight and size of the vehicles. They often cause severe damage and injuries to those involved leaving victims in physical and financial turmoil.
Most individuals, thankfully, never have to experience trauma like this, but if the unexpected and unfortunate happens, victims must be prepared so they can get the compensation and treatment they need without having to worry about the financial costs.
If you or a loved one was involved in a commercial truck accident that caused you injury, there are important steps to follow and evidence to gather to help your legal team fight for your rights and win your case.
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First off, calling the police to document the crash scene and write the negligent truck driver a ticket is a top priority.
Even if the driver admits fault and the damage from the wreck is cleared, there is no proof or guarantee that the commercial trucking company will stick to their word unless a police officer files proper documentation.
Remember, commercial trucking companies are powerful and have money and means to fight the case, so do everything you can to protect yourself and your rights after an accident.
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What Evidence Needs To Be Gathered After the Crash?
In addition to getting a police report at the big-rig accident scene, you should collect additional pieces of evidence to provide value to your case. Should you decide to file a claim against the truck driver and/or their commercial company, be prepared to present:
- Driving Logs
- Recent Equipment Inspections
- Witness Statements
- Photos of the Damage and Visible Injuries
Common Causes of Tractor-Trailer Wrecks
Many factors cause tractor-trailer accidents. Some factors are external that the driver has no control over, some are caused by carelessness from the trucking company, and some are due to the driver’s reckless actions.
No matter the cause of the accident, as long as you were not at fault, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries, damages, times, and pain and suffering.
Below is a list of the most common reasons a truck crash typically occurs.
- Lack of Rest for the Driver
- Impossible Deadlines Requiring Unsafe Driving Speeds
- Weather Conditions
- Unbalanced Cargo Loads
- Mechanical Issues
- Distracted Driving
Why You Should Hire an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney
Commercial trucking companies have a lot of money. With money comes powerful legal teams that you cannot stand against alone.
Therefore, if you wish to obtain what you are owed from them, it would be in your best interest to contact a professional, experienced lawyer.
An expert legal team will know how to gather and present all evidence against the negligent driver or careless company to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, damages, and pain and suffering.
No victim of a serious truck accident should be responsible for their medical bills and missed time from work. We want to make sure you do not get taken advantage of, so protect yourself and contact an expert law firm when you are hurt in a commercial semi-truck wreck.
What Can Be Recovered in a Commercial Semi-Truck Accident Case?
Victims need to know that they have the right to collect compensation for any expenses and losses incurred as a direct result of a truck collision.
Listed below are four major expense categories that victims typically collect compensation for after a commercial truck accident.
- Medical Expenses
- Property Damages
- Pain and Suffering
- Miscellaneous Expenses
Medical expenses are ordinarily the largest category because victims of truck accidents typically sustain severe injuries and require extensive and ongoing treatment and medical supplies.
A victim should never be required to pay out of pocket for these expenses. Therefore, an attorney can make sure your medical bills are paid until you receive your settlement from the commercial trucking company.
Property damages are also a significant category that victims collect money for. Whether your motor vehicle was damaged or the property inside, you deserve to have it replaced or repaired.
And finally, miscellaneous expenses and pain and suffering are other common categories for which people receive money. Pain and suffering can be difficult to measure, but essentially is monetary compensation that makes up for the stress from your accident.
Miscellaneous expenses can include any accrued costs due to the accident itself, like traveling costs to and from doctor appointments.
You can learn even more about compensation and additional pieces of evidence with this useful guide.
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