Grocery stores require frequent deliveries. Supermarket chains have hundreds of trucks on the roads throughout the country. These trucks are larger and heavier than traditional motor vehicles, so they can cause serious damage in a motor vehicle crash.
If you have ben hit by a truck, your vehicle has sustained property damage and you might have suffered serious injuries.
All these damages are expensive and will cost you time and effort. You can file a personal injury claim against if you have been hit by one of their trucks.
Commercial vehicles have additional laws to abide by, so those will also come into play and might affect liability and add to the company’s fault for the crash.
What To Do After Being Hit By A Truck
Just as you would with any accident, if you have been hit by a truck you should check to see if anyone is seriously injured and needs an ambulance. If you need an ambulance, call for one right away.
If injuries are not serious, wait for the police to arrive and be sure you give your account of the crash for inclusion in the accident report. This investigation might be more intensive and there might be citations noted on the accident report because trucks must abide by commercial vehicle regulations.
Take photos of the accident scene and the damage to the vehicles. Ask any witnesses to stay on the scene and give statements regarding seeing you be hit by a truck.
Seek medical care right away. Failing to establish medical treatment immediately could hurt the value of your personal injury claim.
Damages That Might Result From Being Hit By A Truck
If you have been hit by a truck, you have most likely suffered a variety of damages. These damages must be documented, so keep evidence to support your claim.
Your vehicle will be damaged, so take photos of the damages and get written repair estimates from a qualified auto body repair shop. Seek medical care and keep copies of your medical records and medical bills.
Document time off from work and lost wages. Your damages will include medical expenses – past and future, lost wages – past and future, pain and suffering, mental trauma or anguish, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent scarring and disfigurement, disabilities, and more.
Your personal injury lawyer will help you determine all your damages and losses.
Consult With A Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been involved in an accident in which you were hit by a truck, you should consult with a personal injury attorney who practices in your state.
You have nothing to lose because personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. Time is of the essence because a statute of limitations does apply.
Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to have your case reviewed by an attorney in your area who will help you file 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 H-E-B, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.