Automobile accidents aren’t reserved simply for cars, they happen to trucks as well. When dealing with an accident caused by or involving a commercial truck or big rig, the same basic tenants of auto accident claims apply. There are some specific concerns for truck accident claims that you may want to be aware for so that you can best prepare for them and your particular claim.
The first and most important thing to do at the scene of any accident, but particularly those involving a large truck, is to collect as much evidence as possible about the accident (after seeking any emergency medical treatment, of course). This means that photos should be taken of both vehicles, statements taken from any witnesses, and any other information that could be relevant later on collected. More information is always best, so collect as much as you can to support your case later.
Secondly, truck accident cases are particularly difficult to navigate through due to there being many specific laws surrounding truck driving. This is why it is absolutely essential, even more so than for any other kind of auto accident, to partner with an attorney that is skilled and experienced in auto accident claims. Such an attorney will know how to navigate through specific state laws and other regulations and help determine the best course of action for you to take, including the right amount for a settlement and what information you should present in order to support your claim.
We at the Franco Law Firm have many years of experience in personal injury and auto accident law, including winning many cases of truck accident claims. We would be happy and honored to serve you in this role as well and help you win the compensation that you deserve. For more information and to schedule a free consultation with us today, please call us any time at (813) 872-0929.