I Was Hit by a Semi-Truck – What Do I Do?

Being involved in an accident with a semi-truck, or other commercial truck, can be a traumatic experience with serious consequences. Personal injuries and other damages are common in these types of accidents, as commercial trucks tend to be much larger than the vehicles and motorists they collide with.  

If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident, contact The Barnes Firm today. Our team of experienced truck accident lawyers have a thorough understanding of the law as it pertains to these types of accidents and can help you get the best result possible. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 and see what your case is worth. 

What to Do After a Semi-Truck Accident

After a truck accident, you will likely be dealing with the physical and emotional aftermath of the accident, as well as facing financial burdens due to medical bills and lost wages. After a semi-truck accident, our attorneys recommend taking the following steps: 

  • Call the Police. Contact local law enforcement and report the accident. They will create an official accident report, which will be useful when filing an insurance claim or pursuing legal action. 
  • Gather Information. Collect as much information as possible at the scene of the accident. This includes the names, contact information, and insurance details of all parties involved, as well as any witnesses. Take photos and videos of the accident scene, including damage to vehicles and any visible injuries. 
  • Do Not Admit Fault. In the aftermath of an accident, it is natural to feel shaken and unsure of what to say. However, it is important to avoid admitting fault or making any statements that could be used against you later. Stick to the facts and avoid discussing the details of the accident with anyone other than the police and your lawyer. 
  • Seek Medical Attention. Your health and well-being should be your top priority. Even if you do not think you are seriously injured, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and a medical professional can document your injuries and provide necessary treatment. 
  • Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer at The Barnes Firm. It is crucial to hire a lawyer who specializes in commercial semi-truck accidents. Our team of experienced attorneys have the knowledge and decades of experience necessary to navigate the complex legal process and ensure that your rights are protected. Call (800) 800-0000 to speak with a truck accident lawyer today. 

Who is Liable in a Semi-Truck Accident?

Determining liability in a semi-truck accident can be difficult. Liability will depend on factors such as driver negligence, truck maintenance, adherence to regulations, and more. Liable parties in truck accident cases may include: 

  • Truck drivers 
  • Truck maintenance company 
  • Manufacturers 
  • Truck companies 
  • The company who loaded the truck 
  • Municipalities 

What Compensation Can I Receive After a Semi-Truck Accident?

In a semi-truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation for various damages. These can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and more. The amount of compensation will depend on the severity of your injuries, the impact on your daily life, and other factors. A knowledgeable truck accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm will be able to assess the value of your case and fight for fair compensation on your behalf. 

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If you or a loved one have been injured in a semi-truck accident, don’t hesitate to call The Barnes Firm. Our experienced team of truck accident attorneys are here to help you review your legal options and develop a plan to help you get the best result possible. Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation and find out what your case is worth. It could be the best call you make. 

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