If you were driving down the road and you were hit by a delivery truck, you have likely suffered a variety of damages. Your injuries might be serious, resulting in mounting medical bills and extensive time away from work.
The damage to a passenger vehicle after having been hit by a large truck could be major, and your vehicle might be a total loss being totaled because of the expense related to the repair.
You can pursue a personal injury claim for your damages but pursuing a claim against a commercial entity can be much more challenging.
What To Do After Being Hit By A Delivery Truck
Just as you would with any auto accident, you should stay on the scene of the accident. Be sure to call the police, so an accident report can be completed.
Try to get photos of the crash scene and the damage to the vehicles if possible. Make sure you talk to the officer and give your account of the accident for the accident report.
Make sure witnesses stay on the scene and give their statements as well. Seek medical care right away. Failing to establish medical care right away can damage your personal injury claim after being hit by a truck.
Damages That Result From Being Hit By A Truck
A variety of damages could result from being hit by a delivery truck. Damages might include property damages, medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, future loss of earnings, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent scarring and disfigurement, permanent disabilities, and much more.
You will need to maintain evidence and documentation to support your personal injury claim.
Documentation you should keep includes a copy of the accident report, copies of the witness statements, copies of medical bills and medical records, and documentation that shows lost wages and missed work.
Injuries That Might Result From Being Hit By A Truck
A delivery truck can cause serious injuries. You could suffer back and neck injuries, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, soft tissue injuries, whiplash, and lacerations.
These injuries might require extensive medical care, including physical therapy, surgery, prescription medication, and medical devices. Keep copies of all receipts for medical expenses. These will be needed when you pursue your claim for damages against the offending party.
Consult With A Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been hit by a truck, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so they are not paid until you get a settlement or a judgment for your damages.
Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page, so your details can be shared with a lawyer who practices in your state. A strict statute of limitations applies, so don’t wait too long to pursue your personal injury claim.
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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 Amazon, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.