Trucks are larger than traditional passenger vehicles. When they are loaded with merchandise for the grocery stores, they become even heavier.
When a car is hit by a delivery truck, the damage can be very severe, and injuries can be serious, impacting the crash victim for years to come.
Accident victims can file a personal injury claim to recoup compensation for the damages that were suffered because of being hit by a delivery truck.
What To Do After Being Hit By A Truck
Stay on the accident scene after being hit by a truck. If injuries are serious, call an ambulance. If they are not life-threatening, you can be transported to the doctor’s office or emergency room by private vehicle.
Always seek immediate medical attention because failing to do so could negatively impact your personal injury claim. Stay on the accident scene and talk to the police officer when he or she arrives. If possible, get photos of the crash scene and photos of the damages that resulted.
Make sure any witnesses give statements and be sure to get their names and contact details. Different regulations come into play when a commercial vehicle is involved, so this could impact the investigation as well as determining fault for the crash.
Damages That Result From Being Hit By A Truck
Being hit by a truck can lead to serious damages. Your vehicle will most likely suffer major damage, so take it to a qualified auto repair shop for a written estimate.
You will suffer physical injuries, so you will have medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, future medical expenses, future loss of earnings, permanent scarring and disfigurement, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, disabilities, and mental trauma as well as other damages.
Maintain documentation to support your damages, such as copies of medical bills and medical records, documentation showing lost wages and missed work, photos of the damages and injuries sustained in the crash, and statements from any eyewitnesses.
Consult With A Personal Injury Lawyer
Pursuing a personal injury claim against a commercial entity can be challenging, so you should enlist the help of a personal injury attorney. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose.
Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page, so a lawyer can review the details about you being hit by a truck.
An attorney will review all the details and determine all the contributing factors. Establishing fault and determining negligence are key to a successful personal injury claim. Don’t put off getting your case on track because a statute of limitations applies.
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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 Whole Foods, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.