Trucking Accidents: Semi-Trucks and Tractor-trailers
You’ve just been in a car wreck with large truck, and you’ve suffered an injury or the death of a loved one. The Law Office of Ramiro Lopez knows exactly what you’re going through.
It’s going to be a daunting process to recover damages and get compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, property damage, and future medical costs, but we have years of experience, and we’re prepared to help you.
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What should I do after an accident with a semi-truck or tractor-trailer?
First, look after your health: seek medical attention, then help others at the accident if you’re able.
Second, keep calm. Never accept blame at the scene. In fact, don’t provide details until after you’ve calmed down and are ready to talk to an investigator with an attorney by your side.
Third, be proactive. Contact your insurance provider. If possible, take pictures of the accident, pictures of injuries to you and loved ones, your vehicle, and pictures of the environment.
Fourth, be on your guard. As early as the day after your accident, your insurance company and the trucking company’s insurance might call you.
What do I need to know about compensation for a trucking accident?
- Semi-truck accidents can be caused by inattentiveness, faulty equipment, inefficient training, disobeying traffic laws, improper cargo management, and other negligence-related issues.
- Federal regulations mandate certain items regarding semi-truck accident claims, such as the type of evidence the victim needs to obtain for case action.
- To successfully navigate a case, you need a skilled attorney who understands the specific rules regarding trucking accidents.
How the Law Office of Ramiro Lopez Can Help
Consult us after an accident as soon as you can. We can determine if you have a case and start working quickly to preserve the evidence and your rights as an injury victim. For accidents involving semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, the Law Office of Ramiro Lopez will send a spoliation letter that mandates that the trucking company must preserve evidence relating to the accident until further notice. The aftereffects of an accident are often overwhelming. Injured parties are responsible for filing insurance paperwork, juggling medical bills, facing hospital liens, and suffering a loss of income, all while trying to recover.
The Law Office of Ramiro Lopez will work to lift the burden of negotiation so you can work on healing. Contact the Law Office of Ramiro Lopez to set up a consultation. 512-326-5006