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Steps to take Following a Truck Accident

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    Truck accidents are considered being devastating and shocking, because these accidents are involving a large rig against smaller vehicles, often causing multi-car vehicle accidents and fatalities. If you and your family and loved ones are involved in a truck accident, you most likely have a lawsuit, you should reach out to a truck accident lawyer such as the ones available at John K Zaid & Associates.

    Truck accidents usually leave everyone that is involved suffering serious or fatal injuries, and according to the Texas Department of Transportation, there are more than 400 truck or semi trailer vehicles that are involved in fatal collisions within Texas alone. And there is not really anything good to talk about when it comes to these kinds of truck accidents, however filing a trucking accident claim or lawsuit can help families pay medical bills, and deal with other economic and noneconomic losses.

    What to Do after Trucking Accident

    You should take certain steps after you’ve been in any kind of car accident, how after a trucking accident these steps are a little more critical to ensure that evidence is going to be preserved in the accident is going to be recorded as it most accurately happened to further help you along when you are filing a lawsuit.

    The first thing you should do is seek medical care, especially if you’ve been in a truck accident involving a big rig semi trailer, not only is receiving medical care important to take after any kind of vehicle accident, but because if you fail to seek local care and you think you are fine but later you file charges indicating an injury from the accident, the insurance company is going to very much doubt your story because you did not seek a nickel care immediately after the accident and get diagnosis then and you waited.

    Furthermore, involving medical issues and medical care, not every type of injury will show up after an accident immediately, some can take months to show up without medical intervention, however seeing the doctor can still give you a better chance at dealing with insurance if you have an accident injury show up later.

    You should file a report to please, and large truck accidents are usually very serious and they usually do get police attention, so also please arrive on the scene, if you want to talk to the police about your accident and ensure that the report is filed and that you have a copy of it. Without a police report you are going to have trouble getting an insurance adjuster to listen to your request for damages even with the help of a truck accident lawyer.

    If you are not injured and you are able to collect and preserve evidence, then you should do that. However , if you are injured in your truck accident lawyer can gather evidence for you. Even if you are physically capable of getting up and gathering evidence yourself, you used to work with a lawyer because they are going to know exactly what is important and what is not.

    You have roughly 24 to 48 hours to notify your insurance company that you had an accident, but you do not need to give a written or recorded statement or give the details of the accident, because they can get that from the insurance adjuster and the police report.

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