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Commercial Truck Accident Cases

Anyone involved in a commercial truck accident knows that, giventhe sheer weight of a commercial truck, the outcome is likely to be severe inthe form of damage to the car(s) involved and injury to the driver andpassengers. This is why commercial trucking companies carry specializedliability insurance designed to cover the often substantial costs of commercialtruck accidents.

Once a truck accident claim has been filed, an adjusterrepresenting the truck company will investigate the details of the accident todetermine the commercial trucking companies liability and amount ofcompensation that will be required. It is important to understand that theadjuster will be concerned with minimizing the expense of the claim, and to tryto get any involved parties to sign a settlement offer quickly. Anyone involvedin a commercial truck accident should be aware of the following ways to protectthemselves:

1. If Necessary Get MedicalAttention

If anyone was injured in the accident, get medical attentionimmediately.

2. Request a Police Report

Call the local police station and request a copy of the accidentreport. It is critical that any errors in the police report be corrected early.

3. Collect all Paperwork andKeep a File

Evidence of all expenses will be necessary for a successfulinsurance claim. Start a file for the accident, and keep everything related toit together. This should include all medical records and expenses, anythingassociated will damages to the automobiles involved, anything related tomissing work, all other paperwork related to the accident.

4. Be Weary of Signing Anythingfrom the Insurance Company

The insurance adjuster will try to get all parties involved inthe accident to sign a waiver releasing them of all further liability. Doingthis early on is most effective for the commercial trucking company, becausethey know that the involved parties have probably not talk to an attorney yet,and won’t know how much their claim is worth.

5. Talk to a Truck AccidentLawyer

It is important that anyone involved in a commercialtrucking accident talk to an attorney with experience in truck accident cases.These types of cases are different from regular car accident, and their areunique laws involved. An experienced truck accident lawyer will make sure thetrucking company is made to pay damages to the full extent allowed by law.

  • The content of this article is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need help with a Truck Accident claims, consult an experienced trucking accident attoney from the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770 OR by filling out the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page.
The content of this website is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need help with a Truck Accident claim, consult an experienced trucking accident attorney from the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770 OR by filling out the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page.
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