From truck defects to speeding drivers, truck accidents are one of the most devastating causes of personal injury and death in Dallas, Texas. Most truckers are paid by the mile and this incentive typically results in speeding and deadly accidents.
The sheer size of the trucks in these accidents are what make negligent or reckless truck drivers such a threat on the roads. The unfortunate aspect of truck accidents is that while the offending truck driver may suffer only minor injuries, other parties may be seriously hurt or even killed.
Our personal injury lawyers are here to help victims of serious 18-wheeler truck accidents. Trust us to guide you through the post-accident process and help you recover any financial losses you’ve experienced as a result of your accident.
What to Do After a Semi-Truck Accident
Semi-truck or 18-wheeler accidents can immediately leave victims dazed and at a loss for what to do next. Here are a few tips:
Report the Crash
Immediately following a collision, pull over and prepare to report the accident. Check your vehicle and the accident site for injuries or deaths. If someone involved in the accident has been injured or killed, call 911. If there are no injuries involved, call local police or the state Highway Patrol to begin filing a report.
After reporting the accident, exchange insurance information with the operator of the 18-wheeler. Get as much information as possible about the truck involved in the incident, including:
- The drivers’ full name, address and phone number;
- The driver’s insurer and policy number;
- The driver’s license number of the truck driver; and
- The company the driver works for. This can be critical, as the company may be responsible for personal injury compensation.
Document the Accident
Take as many photos as possible of injuries, your vehicle, and the semi-truck that hit you. These types of photos can be useful in supporting insurance and/or personal injury claims. Photos can prove:
- Who was at fault;
- The severity of your vehicle damage; and
- The extent of your personal injury.
Seek Medical Treatment
The adrenaline rush from the accident can mask pain from injuries. Even if an injury is not apparent, always seek a medical evaluation after an accident. Keep in mind that failure to seek medical attention after a truck accident could prevent you from receiving compensation if you choose to file a personal injury suit!
Some of the injuries involved in a semi-truck accident can be quite serious and can end up costing your family a lot of money during the recovery process. If you’ve suffered neck, spine, head, or brain trauma, it’s time to prepare to fight for the compensation you’re owed.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
A speeding 18-wheeler can cause a lot of bodily harm, regardless of how sturdy your vehicle is. Personal injuries can cost victims thousands of dollars in medical bills and other financial burdens.
Hiring a personal injury attorney will give you the chance to view the accident from a legal standpoint and realize how much compensation you could potentially claim in the aftermath of your catastrophe.
Bober Law Firm Helps Victims Recover Compensation From Truck Accidents
Bober Law Firm is a team of attorneys who thrive on protecting the interests of those harmed by irresponsible truck drivers. Our personal injury lawyers have successfully helped many accident victims collect the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
If you’ve suffered a personal injury in a truck-related accident, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.