What To Do After A Truck Accident
What are the common causes of truck accidents?
Drivers who ignore regulations governing the trucking industry put other vehicles at risk of serious accidents. Driving on minimal sleep, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or while distracted by a cellphone or other technology presents deadly danger.
What should I do after a truck accident?
Seeking medical care comes first, due to the severity of injuries resulting from the collision. Following a thorough examination, you need representation from a skilled and seasoned personal injury attorney. The vehicle itself could be dangerous if a trailer is overloaded or defects exist in design, manufacturing and maintenance.
Do I need an attorney for an accident claim?
Truck accident injury claims are complex with more severe injuries to victims and significantly higher insurance policies held by trucking companies. With a thorough investigation, an attorney can determine the party responsible for the crash, whether it was a fatigued driver or a negligent designer or manufacturer.
What should I do if I get a settlement offer?
North Carolina insurance companies often lead with a settlement offer before their customers even talk to a lawyer. Signing an agreement early will put money in your pocket and cover immediate medical expenses. However, it probably will not address the long-term physical damage done in the accident.