If you have been seriously hurt in a truck accident, you deserve to have full financial recovery for all of your damages. Being hurt in a truck accident can ruin your life. People are lucky to get out of these accidents alive but are left with a lifetime of suffering.
If you want to learn more about how our Queens injury lawyers can help you get full compensation, please do not hesitate to give our office a call. We would be glad to get you set up with a free consultation right away.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
There are a lot of reasons why a truck accident may happen. The following are the leading causes of auto accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Overworked/overtired drivers
- Road violations
- Drunk driving
- Mechanical issues
Steps to Take After Your Accident
There are several things that you need to do following your truck accident if you want to receive a full financial recovery.
First, it is important to receive immediate medical attention. You do not want to wait to see a doctor. You are going to have the insurance company eager for you to make mistakes. They will notice if you wait to see a doctor. They may say that you are lying about your injuries if you don’t see a doctor right away. They may also say that you aren’t as hurt as you say you are if you do not follow up with your doctor.
Second, getting evidence is significant to your case’s success. Lawyers are allowed to come onto a scene of an accident to collect evidence if you are too injured to do it yourself. Police officers also are supposed to collect evidence as a part of their report.
Third, you want to make sure that you do not talk to the liable party’s insurance company. They are going to be eager to talk to you for a recorded statement. Do not give them one. They are just waiting for you to make mistakes. This is not going to help you get full compensation.
How a Lawyer Helps You Get Full Financial Recovery
Because the pursuit of justice for your truck accident is a legal process, your lawyer has the burden to prove your damages. Your lawyer is tasked with gathering evidence in order to prove to the insurance company that you were, in fact, harmed and that their insured is responsible for your damages.
A lawyer can gather evidence that you may not be able to get on your own. We can subpoena phone records from the truck driver to see if they were driving distracted. We can access the black box from the truck to get info such as the speed the truck was going, how long this driver was behind the wheel, etc. We may even be able to get access to CCTV footage to see the accident happen on camera.
It is also your lawyer’s job to negotiate with the insurance company to come up with full financial recovery for you. The insurance company is likely going to offer you low ball settlement offers back and forth with your attorney. Having a skilled attorney in your corner can help ensure that the award you end up with is as full and fair as possible.
Call Our Queens Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
If you are suffering after having been involved in a truck accident, you deserve to have a lawyer on your side fighting for your rights. Our Queens truck accident lawyers have over 65 years of experience fighting for the rights of our clients to full financial recovery.
Do not wait to give our office a call today. We can get you set up with a free consultation right away.