Common Mistakes After a Truck Accident
To ensure your rights are protected, watch this video about the common mistakes after a truck accident that you need to avoid. Contact our office today.
What mistakes should I avoid after a truck accident?
There are several mistakes people make early on in truck accident cases. One is not calling an attorney right away. If you or a loved one are injured, your first consideration is your health or your loved one’s health, and that’s the way it should be. You do, however, want to call an attorney as soon as possible. The truck company will have people working on that case right away and response teams going out to the scene. Their goal is to gather evidence to defend that case from day one. The longer you wait, the more evidence may go missing.
A second mistake often made in these cases is calling the wrong attorney. Many people have never had to use an attorney, especially a personal injury attorney. If people need an attorney, they call a lawyer that they may know or a friend of a friend who does not do trucking accidents. Those attorneys do not know to get an accident reconstructionist out to the scene right away to measure skid marks, take photographs of the scene, interview witness and speak with the State Troopers who responded. Hiring the right type of lawyer means getting the right work done, right away.
A third mistake is talking to the insurance company for the truck company. What you need to know is that insurance company is not on your side. Insurance companies do not make money by looking out for the interests of the people who have been, and they
do not have your best interest in mind when they call you. What they’re trying to do is minimize the amount that they may ultimately pay you. Instead of giving a statement, call an attorney. An attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in prosecuting truck wreck cases in Georgia will look out for your interests when speaking to the insurance company.
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I spoke with someone last week who had questions about filing a truck accident claim in New York City. We practice in Georgia, but we found these personal injury attorneys in New York, NY that did a great job with their online guides and videos. If you or someone you know is ever injured by a truck in New York, take a look at their online New York Truck Accident Guide.