Truck Accident FAQIf you have been involved in an accident with a truck, it is likely that you have many questions about how you should handle the next steps, what to expect, and how the legal process works if you are planning to pursue a personal injury case. We have compiled this list of frequent questions to give you a general overview, but will be able to answer more specific questions during an initial consultation. Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and begin the process of recovering the damages you are entitled to after your truck accident. Friedland & Associates is a team of experienced personal injury and truck accident lawyers in Fort Lauderdale, and will be happy to represent you through your case.
What Should I Do After a Truck Accident?The first thing that you should do after a truck accident, if you are able to, is to be sure that you are in a safe place away from oncoming traffic or potential hazards that were created from your accident (fuel spills, broken glass, etc). Make sure that the police are informed of the accident, and seek immediate medical attention for anyone who was injured in the accident. Do not leave the scene of the accident under any circumstances, until you have confirmed with the other driver that you are free to do so, even if there were no apparent damages.
What Should I Do If I Was Injured In a Truck Accident?Seek medical attention immediately if you were injured. Even if your injuries do not require a trip to the emergency room, you should meet with your doctor as soon as possible. Many injuries, such as whiplash or some back injuries, may take a while to show their true extent, but if you have not established a medical record of dealing with the accident, the insurance company may claim it was not related to the accident.
Should I Pursue a Personal Injury Case After My Truck Accident?Personal injury lawsuits rely on three initial points before you are able to move forward on them:
- The other driver was acting negligent and caused the accident
- You sustained injuries as a result of the accident
- There were financial impacts to the accident