What To Do If You Were Involved In A Truck Accident
Have you been involved in a truck accident? Were you injured or did you sustain damages to your vehicle? Are you wondering what to do next? We can help. At Walborsky Bradley & Fleming, PLLC, in Panama City, our attorneys use years of experience when handling all types of truck and car accident cases for clients throughout Florida.
For more information on what to do in a truck accident, please see the information below. To schedule a free consultation, call our Panama City office at , toll free at 850-250-4252 or contact us online.
First: Seek Medical Attention
It is essential that any injuries that you suffered in the truck accident be treated immediately. Injuries can range from minor to severe, but due to the size and weight of a semi-truck versus a smaller vehicle, like a car, injuries can often be devastating.
Your health is most important. Have an ambulance called to the scene and allow yourself to be transported to the hospital in order to be evaluated by a doctor. Many injuries show no visible signs, and symptoms may be subtle. A doctor can then determine your injuries and the extent of the impact that they will have on your life.
Second: Enlist An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
After you have been medically treated, seek legal representation. Regardless of who was at fault in the truck collision, having representation can help ensure that your rights are protected. When you retain our firm to be your legal counsel, we can:
- Begin an investigation
- Gather witness statements
- Take pictures
- Collect medical records
All of this is done in order to file a claim. We can seek compensation from the negligent party, his or her insurance company, your own insurance company and any other parties that may be involved in the case, depending on the specific situation. Our goal is to get you the compensation you deserve in order to move forward with your life.
Do Not Immediately Settle With The Insurance Company
Many insurance companies will reach out to the victim of a truck crash within a day or two after the accident. They want to get the case settled and over with as soon as possible, for as little money as possible, because they are looking out for their own best interests.