Much like being in a typical car accident on the roads, a truck accident can have similar long-term consequences, potentially only made worse by the massive size and wight of a semi-trailer or pickup. The driver and anyone involved may have been injured or killed in the accident, and the vehicles may have been damaged or totaled. This, in turn, leads to an avalanche of expenses in the form of medical bills, repairs, and funeral preparations.
Such dramatic loss can be traumatizing, and the mental and emotional effects may go far beyond any physical injury. But there’s hope for recovering at least part of the damages. This way, you won’t be overwhelmed with bills and expenses that you could never hope to pay.
The first thing to do after you’ve been in a truck accident is contact a law firm, particularly one skilled in personal injury law. Simply meeting with an attorney to seek guidance in your situation is entirely free of risk, as these attorney-client relationships are typically results-oriented and don’t require payment up front. In other words, the attorney will usually represent your case and succeed before requiring any form of compensation.
After you’ve been advised regarding your unique situation and decided to proceed, you must evaluate the damages you’ve suffered as a result of the accident. Damages typically fall into one of several categories: physical trauma, emotional trauma, full or partial loss of income, and death. Some of these categories may overlap with one another, but do a full self-evaluation and determine the ways you’ve been negatively affected.
For example, maybe you were rushed to the hospital after the accident and are now facing an expensive medical bill. Maybe the accident gave you injuries that left you unable to work for a period of time, or perhaps you’ll be unable to work ever again. Maybe the accident caused the death of a friend or loved one, and the funeral preparations are causing physical, emotional, and monetary strain. Though only hypothetical, these are all things to consider when building a case in favor of proper compensation.
If you or someone you know has been in a truck accident, then you know how difficult of a process it can be. Be sure to seek legal help immediately. If you’re looking for representation, then consider Wayne Hardee Law. Our team of attorneys would be glad to meet with you and advise you on the facts of your case. Contact us today to make an appointment!