Because of the number of vehicles on the road at any given time, your odds of being hit by a truck are very real.
Trucks are larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. The additional size and weight can lead to extensive damages and life-altering injuries or even death. Commercial vehicle laws differ from the regulations a passenger vehicle must adhere to.
Commercial vehicles have much more stringent laws and guidelines to abide by. These additional laws that apply to commercial vehicles could impact fault and liability for the crash, and violations might be included on the accident report.
What To Do After Being Hit By A Truck
Always stay on the accident scene. The police will need to investigate the crash and complete an accident report. If injuries are serious, call an ambulance.
If the injuries are not life-threatening, you should still seek medical care as soon as possible after the accident report is completed. Be sure you talk to the police officer who is completing the report because you want your side of the story included in the narrative.
Make sure any witnesses stay on the scene to give statements as well. You will need to keep a copy of the accident report for filing your personal injury claim against Publix, or any other party. Take photos of the crash scene and of the damages caused by the crash.
Damages That Result From Being Hit By A Truck
A truck can lead to serious injuries and major damages.
Common damages that might result from being hit by a truck include property damages, medical expenses, lost wages, future medical expenses, future loss of earnings, mental trauma, pain and suffering, permanent scarring and disfigurement, disabilities, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and more.
You will need maintain documentation that shows your damages, such as medical bills, medical records, proof of missed work and lost wages, damage repair estimates, photos of the damages, photos of the accident scene, eyewitness statements, and so forth.
Documentation and evidence are imperative to your personal injury claim.
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 an accident injury lawyer, you can pursue a claim against whoever responsible to recoup compensation to cover your damages.
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose when you consult with a lawyer who handles such claims in your state.
Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page, so an attorney can review the details of your case and determine the best way to proceed with your claim.
Gathering evidence and documentation, your attorney will demand the party at fault cover the costs of your losses. Get your claim on the right track today before it is too late!
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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 Publix, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.