If you have been hit by a truck, you have most likely suffered a variety of damages. You could have major property damage and serious physical injuries.
To recoup compensation to cover your losses, you will need to pursue a personal injury claim. To do so, you will need to maintain documentation and gather evidence that shows they are liable and that their truck was at fault.
Commercial vehicle laws are much more complicated, and they can affect the outcome of your personal injury claim, so the police will investigate the crash in detail.
What To Do After Being Hit By A Truck
If you have been hit by a truck, you will need to call the police to make sure an accident report is completed. The officer will come to the accident scene and write up the report in detail.
You should take photos of the accident scene and of the damages. Be sure you give your statement regarding the crash. Any witnesses should remain on site and give statements as well. You should get medical care right away.
Postponing medical treatment can impact your personal injury claim negatively. Keep copies of medical bills and medical records, document missed work and lost wages, and keep copies of witness statements along with their contact details.
Damages That Might Result From Being Hit By A Truck
If you have been hit by a truck, you will need to have a written repair estimate done by a qualified auto repair shop. This estimate will need to be used with your claim for damages.
Other damages will include medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, future loss of earnings, mental trauma, pain and suffering, permanent scarring and disfigurement, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, disabilities, and more.
You should maintain receipts and bills for medical expenses, including physician visits, prescriptions, and medical devices. Keep documentation to show lost wages and missed work.
Take photos of the visible injuries and document how you have been affected by the injuries. Documentation is essential for a successful personal injury claim.
Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been hit by a truck, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. Your lawyer will gather evidence and documentation to support your claim and will investigate the accident further.
Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. A statute of limitations applies to pursuing a personal injury claim, so don’t wait until it is too late to file your claim.
Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form to have your case reviewed by an attorney today. Being hit by a truck can have serious consequences, so make sure your losses are covered.
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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 Wegmans, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.