Large truck accidents tend to be the most serious. The combination of extremely heavy equipment coupled with drivers who experience long hours on the road is a likely recipe for an accident. These accidents often result in serious and fatal injuries to those involved.
What do I do if I was involved in a semi-truck accident?
If you were involved in a large truck accident, it is crucial to make sure everyone involved is safe and not injured. If you are injured, seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
It is very important to involve an injury attorney like Scott & Wallace immediately. Most of the time, semi-trucks are operated and owned by large companies. These companies have very sophisticated risk management departments and some even have in-house attorneys who are dispatched to the scene of the accident immediately by the company after an accident. From there, these trucking companies (and/or their insurance carriers) are already collecting evidence that can be used to defend against claims brought by injured persons. Therefore, it is essential to hire an attorney who can conduct a similar investigation to help secure critical evidence that may be necessary to prove your case. Of course, if able, you can certainly gather evidence at the accident scene for your case such as photographs of the scene and the vehicles and names and phone numbers of any witnesses.
What happens next?
Hire Scott & Wallace. We can navigate you through every step of the claims process. Your focus will simply be on your health and recovery. We collect all evidence available, interview witnesses, and retain any experts necessary to present your claim in a manner that ensures a maximum recovery. Many times this recovery can be negotiated pre-suit with the insurance company for the semi-truck.
Sometimes, however, litigation is required. At Scott & Wallace, we routinely litigate large truck claims and are ready and able to take a case to trial if that is what is required to secure maximum recovery for our client.
If you have been involved in an accident with a large truck, please contact us today for a free consultation.