Trucks are not the same as other vehicles, and an accident with a big semi-truck is not the same as accidents between two cars. The truck is bigger, heavier and more powerful than a car and certainly, there will be more damage to vehicles and property, and greater injuries to the people involved. If an accident happens, it is not likely to be a mere fender-bender.
In addition to greater losses and injuries, truck accidents are also much more complicated because there are more people involved in the outcome. The driver of the truck is not likely to be the owner of the truck. The truck’s owner will likely be a trucking company, and the driver an employee. Perhaps a large corporation owns the trucking company. The corporation will have a plan in place in the event of any accidents. Their standard policy might be to offer a settlement right away and so you should have a good truck accident lawyer in mind to advise you.
After an accident with a truck, there are some things that those in the other vehicle need to do as soon as possible. The accident will very likely result in losses (wages, productivity time, vehicle repairs, and injury or death) for the occupants of the other vehicle(s). As soon as you are able, have the situation documented. File an accident report with the police so that the particulars are on file and so there is a record of what happened. Next, see a doctor about any injuries and treatments. File a report with your insurance company, and begin to gather any paperwork and documentation as soon as you are able to, and before any evidence as to fault is lost, get it to the truck accident lawyer.
Representation is Crucial
If you have been injured, or need compensation after an accident of this type, then a truck accident lawyer can start helping right away. No situation is ever exactly the same, but having an attorney for advice is the key here. The legal firm can answer your questions ( ACTSLaw/About-Us ), and can advise you on how to go about making sure that you have the right documents to prove your case. The attorney understands the legal ins-and-outs and has seen cases such as this before. They will be in a better place to help you and will be on your side during a time when it feels like there are too many people fighting against each other.