Semi Truck Wreck Lawyers
One out of every eight auto accident fatalities involves large trucks.
Did you know that one out of every eight automotive accident fatalities involve large trucks such as big rigs, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles? Did you also know that four percent of all injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes are caused by large trucks? When a commercial truck is involved in an accident, 86 percent of fatalities and 77 percent of those injured are the drivers and passengers of the smaller vehicles involved in the crash.
It’s no secret: trucking companies don’t play fair. They have plenty of tricks up their sleeve to make your recovery difficult or impossible, and they love it when you try to handle a claim on your own because they can virtually always settle for less than if an attorney were involved.
Don’t face this alone. You deserve the best team of semi truck accident lawyers on your side to help you win this fight.
Our law firm has over 20 years of experience grappling with trucking companies and insurance adjusters on behalf of victims of truck accidents. Count on us to fight diligently to get you full and fair compensation for all damages.
What to Do After an 18 Wheeler Accident
If you were in an accident with an 18 wheeler, it’s likely you have an overwhelming amount of physical, psychological, and economic damages.
Health and safety are the top priorities in the immediate aftermath of a crash. Calling 911 is the top priority when a crash occurs.
If ambulance personnel recommend that you go to an emergency room for medical treatment, do so right away. Some injuries take time to show up, but you face a better outcome if a doctor spots and diagnoses them early on. Additionally, having a doctor document all of your injuries as soon as possible after the crash will help with any legal claim you pursue.
When you’ve been in an 18 wheeler wreck, it’s important to obtain accident reports.Be careful not to apologize or make comments that may indicate you were to blame. Many car accident victims will unintentionally say that they “only looked down for a second” or that they “should have seen the truck coming.” While these statements may seem harmless, the truck driver and trucking company can later use such comments to get out of liability and claim you are at fault for your own pain and suffering.
If possible, take pictures of the scene with your smartphone. Include road conditions, tire marks, and damage to all vehicles involved. If there are witnesses or other drivers stopped, get their contact information. This information doesn’t always make it into police reports, and witnesses can be difficult to track down as time passes.
Once you are free to leave the accident scene and doctors have stabilized your injuries, reach out to our experienced truck accident legal team at Leinart Law Firm.
Cases involving 18 wheeler accidents are complex, and your legal rights are at risk when trucking company attorneys are involved. Our experienced legal team will carefully examine what happened and will guide you in the right direction.