Catastrophic Truck Accidents
Truck accidents, by virtue of the larger sizes of the vehicles involved, often result in injuries. Even a “small truck accident” can include a pretty violent impact. Serious injuries can occur in even what may seem to be a “fender-bender” because of the inherent size and energy of a truck impact. Most cases will give you need for a truck accident lawyer.
If you have been in a truck accident, the first thing is of course to receive proper medical attention. Once you are capable, it is vital to immediately contact a truck crash attorney. Poder Legal has a bilingual truck accident lawyer available for you to contact day or night, 24/7. Call Today: 800-977-0150
Poder Legal has a 99% success rate in getting our clients just and fair compensation.
The best interests of your insurance company may necessarily be your best interests. Factually, it is illegal for a non-attorney, like an insurance agent, to offer a legal opinion. However, this non-attorney will provide legal advice that does not consider all your rights. After any accident, you should always seek counsel from a personal injury lawyer, specifically a truck crash attorney, to get correct and experienced legal advice regarding your rights and your specific case.
If you have suffered any injury from a truck accident and it required you to receive medical treatment, a truck accident lawyer at Poder Legal will work to get these and any future related medical costs recovered. Depending on the particulars of your case, you may also be eligible for ‘general damages’ for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life and other inconveniences due to the accident related injuries. Additionally, there may be ‘punitive damages’, which are designed to punish the wrongdoer when their reckless and/or intentional actions resulted in the truck accident.
In most truck accident cases, Poder Legal will secure compensation for the damage to your vehicle, as well as the ‘loss of use’ of that vehicle for the time you are without the use of it because it was unusable.
We do not recommended you attempt to navigate this legal process alone. Negotiating with your insurance company and other parties is often complicated, especially if you’re not familiar with all the laws, legal terms and what all of your rights are in an insurance claim process. Immediately after Poder Legal takes your case, a truck crash attorney will put together all the necessary information and inform the insurance companies to direct all contact to our office. We will take every step to ease your concerns so you can focus on getting healthy again, both emotionally and physically.
If you are in a truck accident, please do the following:
- Immediately secure medical attention for yourself and anyone else injured in the truck accident. Sometimes a victim will fail to realize they are injured due to shock. It is important to look for the signs of injury and to receive proper medical attention from a medical professional as soon as possible.
- Make a complete record from the scene of the truck accident. Obtain contact and insurance information from anyone who was involved in the accident. Use a camera or smart phone to take pictures and/or video of the truck accident scene. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses. Document damage to the vehicles and their positions, skid marks and any other pertinent images that could be useful to your truck crash attorney and insurance company.
- Obtain a copy of the accident report and the police report. It’s helpful for your legal team to secure as much documentation and information as possible so we can defend your rights to the best of our abilities. These reports are critical in reconstructing the situation and factors in the truck accident as well as potentially establishing fault.
- No matter the details of the truck accident, do not claim responsibility to the police, your insurance company, the other driver or to witnesses. Even if you feel the accident is your fault and even if you feel emotional due to injuries DO NOT claim responsibility for the accident. Many times there are multiple factors that contributed to and/or entirely caused the accident that may not be aware of. It’s crucial that you speak to a truck accident lawyer before making statements of fault or responsibility as they could be held against you in a settlement or trial. Even if new information is discovered after the truck accident that indicates you were not at fault, these statements can create hurdles for your legal team.