Trucking Accident: Common Mistakes to Avoid

December 6, 2019

An accident can happen within seconds, but it can impact the rest of your life. Trucking accidents often cause serious injuries. While you may hope that your case will go smoothly, it is often very complicated. The following are some tips on what to do, and what not to do, after a trucking accident to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

Seek Medical Treatment Immediately

When you are involved in an accident, your adrenaline is pumping. This adrenaline can dull your pain and make injuries temporarily unnoticed. It is essential to seek medical attention immediately following the accident to ensure you don’t have serious injuries. 

You may go to the hospital immediately in an ambulance or decide to visit your physician or emergency room later. Just don’t wait too long. Waiting too long can not only make your injuries worse, it can also weaken your personal injury case. The insurance company can argue that you were not severely hurt in the accident or that your injuries were not a result of the accident at all.

Do Not Accept the First Settlement Offer

Insurance companies try to resolve cases as quickly and for as little money as possible. They will often reach out quickly with a settlement or send a check for your damages and injuries. Accepting such an offer will take away your right for future legal action. The first offer is typically meager and may not even be enough to cover your medical expenses. If this happens, you should consider contacting an experienced Kentucky truck accident attorney to help you negotiate with the insurance company.

Call A Kentucky Truck Accident Lawyer Quickly

A lawyer will take charge of your case. From gathering documents, reviewing police reports, deposing witnesses, and obtaining records from the trucking company, the accident attorney can help you ensure the negligent party is brought to justice.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a semi-truck accident, we can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact Saladino & Schaaf today or call us at 270-444-0406 to schedule a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but you must act quickly. There are time limits on legal action.




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