Things To Know After A Truck Accident
Truck accidents are inherently very dangerous. Any accident involving a 40-ton vehicle has the potential to be devastating, even deadly. However, any incident involving a commercial vehicle is treated differently from a standard motor vehicle accident.
At the Hay & Knight, PLLC, we help those injured in serious truck accidents and their loved ones figure out the next steps, from obtaining compensation to coverage for their vehicles and injuries.
What To Do After A Truck Accident
As with any accident, immediately after, you should get help. Call the police and ambulance, if possible, and notify your insurance carrier of the basic facts. Then you should contact a lawyer.
If your accident involves a commercial truck, we can step in and send a request to the trucking company telling them to preserve important evidence, including the driver’s log, maintenance records and cellphone records.
In cases involving a serious wreck, the trucking company will send an accident reconstructionist. They’ll come and initiate an investigation. By contacting our firm, it allows us to do the same.
We find and photograph the vehicles. We photograph the highway, talk to witnesses and conduct our own thorough investigation. In the early stages, both your insurance company and the trucking company are moving quickly to resolve your case as expediently and affordably as possible. That’s why it’s important to have someone on your side who is representing your best interests.
Reach Out Today — No Fee Unless We Win
Unless we recover compensation through a settlement or jury verdict, we do not charge our clients any attorney’s fees or associated legal fees. Contact our Somerset, Kentucky, office today by calling 606-679-2214 or completing the contact form.