Delivery trucks are larger and heavier than traditional vehicles, so if you have been hit by a truck you have suffered serious injuries and damages. Damages could severe and your injuries could be very serious in nature.
Personal injury claims against commercial entities are different than traditional personal injury claims against individuals because commercial vehicles have other laws to abide by and different regulations.
What To Do After Being Hit By A Truck
If you were involved in an accident with a truck, stay on the scene of the accident. If injuries are serious, be transported to the hospital by ambulance. Be sure you call the police, so they can come to the accident scene and complete an accident report.
If possible, take photos of the accident scene and of any damages to the vehicles. Make sure you talk to the investigating officer and give your account of the crash.
Also, make sure any eyewitnesses stay on the scene and detail what they saw.
Because different regulations come into play for commercial vehicles, the accident report might be more detailed, and the investigation might reveal if there were any commercial vehicle infractions. These extra guidelines could impact liability in such cases.
You should get medical care as soon as possible. Failing to do so could negatively impact your personal injury claim.
Damages That Result From Being Hit By A Truck
If you have been hit by a truck, you could suffer a variety of damages. Of course, you will have property damages because of the damages to your vehicle. You will need to get written repair estimates to show how much it will cost to fix your vehicle.
You will also have medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, future loss of earnings, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, permanent scarring and disfigurement, disabilities, and other damages.
Keep documentation to support all your damages, as they must be claimed together in your personal injury claim and you need to have proof that shows which damages resulted from being hit by a truck.
Consult With A Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been hit by a truck, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. With the help of a personal injury attorney, your odds of a successful personal injury claim improve with an accident injury lawyer representing you.
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose.
Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form today, so you can make sure your claim is on the right track.
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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 Peapod, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.