Your odds of being hit by a large delivery truck are higher than you may think. Because trucks are larger than passenger cars, they can cause serious damage. The added weight of the truck can impact the outcome of the crash as well.
Serious injuries and major damage can result from being hit by a semi truck.
Because of the expense related to such injuries and because you could have life-altering effects, you can pursue a personal injury claim to be compensated for your losses.
What To Do After Being Hit By A Truck
Put your health and the health of others involved in the crash first. If anyone is seriously injured, call an ambulance.
If the injuries are not life-threatening, accident victims can be transported by private vehicle to the emergency room or to a physician’s office after the accident report is completed. You will need to have an accident report done, so you will have documentation that proves the accident occurred.
The officer will investigate the crash, and additional regulations come into play when a commercial motor vehicle is involved. Be sure to give a statement to the officer regarding what happened in the crash.
Make sure any witnesses stay on the scene and give their accounts of the crash for the accident report as well.
Take photos of the crash scene and the damage to the vehicles and any other property.
Damages That Result From Being Hit By A Truck
If you have been hit by a delivery truck, you have suffered a variety of damages. These damages include property damages to your vehicle, so you will need a written repair estimate showing the cost of fixing those issues.
You will have medical expenses and future medical expenses, lost wages, future loss of earnings, pain and suffering, mental trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, permanent scarring and disfigurement, disabilities, and possibly other damages.
Keep copies of medical records, medical bills, proof of missed work and lost wages, and document other details of how your injuries affected your daily activities.
Documentation is the key to your claim being successful and to showing the damages that you suffered because of being hit.
Consult With A Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury claims are always complicated. Claims against commercial operations are even more difficult. Personal injury attorneys are not paid until you get a settlement or judgment, so you have nothing to lose.
Get your case reviewed by a personal injury attorney who is licensed in your state today.
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*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Albertsons, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.