Truck accidents are among the most horrific accidents on the road. If you were injured in a truck accident, you are no doubt traumatized and at a loss for where to turn and what to do next. First, obtain immediate medical attention, then retain experienced legal counsel to help protect both your rights and your personal injury claim.
If you were injured in a truck accident, remember—you have rights:
The Right Not to Be Intimidated
You were in a terrifying accident, and you’re vulnerable. That’s a fact of truck accidents. Insurance companies recognize your vulnerability, and many of them aren’t above taking advantage. Whether it’s the insurance company, the trucker, the trucking company, or a legal representative of any of these entities, you are not required to take their calls (which may be made under the guise of concern) or to answer their questions—and you shouldn’t. Your experienced truck accident lawyer will field these calls and answer these questions for you.
The Right Not to Sign
While the insurance company is charged with compensating you for your damages, it is also in the business of making money. If the insurance company quickly presents you with a settlement offer, it’s reasonable to assume that the company is looking for a bargain that won’t adequately cover your damages. Furthermore, it can take considerable time to adequately assess what your full damages will amount to. Don’t accept a settlement in haste. Never settle with an insurance company before you’re sure. Truck accidents are so serious that you should always first consult with a reputable personal injury lawyer.
The Right Not to Volunteer Information
Truck accidents are disorienting at best, but keep your wits about you. Don’t volunteer information to anyone (unless you’re asked by the authorities). Information that you innocently offer at the scene has the potential to hurt your case later. Even though you didn’t cause the accident, you might be tempted to apologize. Resist that urge. Allow your personal injury attorney to share any information that you need to share.
The Right to File a Claim Quickly
When it comes to a truck accident claim, filing quickly is in your best interests. Consult with a knowledgeable truck accident attorney as soon as you can. As time elapses, critical evidence in support of your claim will diminish, lose credibility, or be completely lost.
If You Were Injured in a Truck Accident, Contact Brauns Law Today
If you were injured in a Duluth, Georgia, truck accident, you need experienced legal counsel. You have rights, and the skilled truck accident attorneys at Brauns Law Personal Injury Firm are here to help you protect those rights. We have the experience and dedication to navigate your claim toward the compensation to which you are entitled. If you were injured in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at (404) 418-8244 for a free consultation today.