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What Can I Do to Protect My Rights After a Truck Accident?

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Following a serious collision, you may be asking yourself, What can I do to protect my rights after a truck accident? After seeking medical attention, one of the most critical steps for truck and car accident victims is to contact a personal injury lawyer.

Your truck accident lawyer will be able to fight for your rights after a truck accident by:

While you never have to hire personal injury attorneys, they can handle a lot of the details that may otherwise seem overwhelming while you recover.

What Should I Do After a Truck Accident?

Immediately following a truck accident, you need to call the authorities to the accident scene. From there, you or the truck driver may need to seek medical treatment.

During this time, the authorities will also put together a police report, assessing property damage, liable parties, why the accident happened, etc.

Following the accident, do not go into detail about the incident, including to authorities, insurance adjusters, etc. Only saw what you know–not what you think happened. Investigators will be called upon to review the truck collision and compare stories between you and the other driver.

Protect Your Rights by Focusing on the General Facts

As stated, it is never a good idea to give an official statement to the insurance company following your truck accident.

By presenting only simple facts, you are helping to protect your rights. Should the truck driver, or any insurance companies what more details, it will be important to call upon an attorney. Because you are likely flustered, you need to make sure you have time to:

Remember, the insurance company doesn’t want to hand out any more money than they have to, so if they can shift more blame to you, they will.

Know That Your Case Will Likely Involve the Trucking Company

Depending if the driver was an employee of the trucking company full time, or was an independent contractor will largely be part of establishing liability and who must cover the settlement offer.

Truck accidents can occur when the driver is negligent, fatigued, etc. However, they can also occur because of mechanical failure, a poor inspection, or the semi company did not properly maintain and load the semi truck.

Regardless, it is more likely than not the your case will involve the trucking company, so make sure you understand the applicable laws they must follow as that can quickly build the case in your favor if they had not been followed.

Understand Who’s on Your Side

At the end of the day, the only people on your side is your legal team. You have worked to create an attorney client relationship with a truck accident lawyer so they can best protect you in court, or in negotiations.

The company, semi driver, and insurance company are not on your side–they just want to move your injury claim alone and get back to business.

How a Lawyer Can Protect Your Rights

After an accident with large trucks, it is always recommended you seek legal advice from a truck accident attorney. They often will provide a free case evaluation to discuss your personal injury claim.

During that free consultation, they can go over the cost of your injuries, lost wages, etc. Further, they will gather evidence, help you seek medical care, recover compensation, and hold the responsible party at fault.

Remember, never admit fault. You may forfeit your legal rights, stopping your ability to seek financial recovery. But a law firm specializing in truck accidents can help.

Truck Accident Victims Need to Call Regan Zambri Long

If you have suffered injuries following a collision with a semi truck, a passionate lawyer at Regan Zambri Long can provide you with legal representation for truck accident cases. Contact our law firm to learn how we can help with your personal injury case in a free, no-obligation consultation. Injury victims don’t pay until we win.

Schedule your free consultation by calling (202) 960-4746 or by completing our online form.

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