Trucking Accidents

What should I do if I am injured in a Trucking Accident?

A traffic accident involving a commercial truck, such as an eighteen-wheeler or another large freight carrier, can be much more catastrophic than an ordinary car.

Can I sue the at-fault driver?
Most no-fault states allow you to sue the other driver for severe damages. Simply put, if you’ve made a claim with the other party’s insurance company, negotiated extensively with them, and they still aren’t covering all your expenses, your next step may be to initiate a lawsuit against the other driver.

What is a Truck Driver Accident and Trucking liability law? 
Truck accident law covers personal injuries sustained by occupants of a passenger vehicle as a result of a collision with a commercial freight truck, also known as an 18-wheeler or “big rig.” Liability in these cases is premised on the doctrine of negligence.

What Should I Do right After My Truck Accident?
When you have been involved in a truck accident, the first thing most people should do is call emergency services and make sure to seek professional medical services for any injury you have from the accident. Truck accidents usually cause more severe injuries and damage and your health is the number one priority. So make sure you take care of your health first.

If you are physically able, you can check on any other possible victims and then wait for the police to get there. Always be sure to get medical treatment even if you do not believe you have sustained an injury, as some symptoms take time to develop. After your Truck accident, you should try and collect as much evidence as possible. You could also ask anyone who witnessed the accident to stay at the scene until the police arrive and take down statements from them if you are stable enough to do so safely.

Frequently Asked Questions About Trucking Accidents

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