When commercial trucks cause accidents, the end result is often a serious injury to the other driver. If you were injured in an accident caused by a commercial truck, you need to take swift legal action. At StachlerHarmon, we are prepared to take forceful action to ensure that you receive the full measure of damages that you deserve.
Shortly after impact, a radio conversation takes place with the company involved in the accident. The company dispatches its risk management team to the scene to begin building the company's case against the injured victim. Because commercial trucking companies work so quickly to build their case against you, it is critical that you work just as quickly. Strengthen your case by taking the following steps:
- Call the police.
- Take photos of the scene to be used as evidence.
- Ask witnesses to remain on the scene so that they are available to give statements to police.
- Avoid speaking with the insurance company. It will use your own words against you.
- Contact a lawyer — even if you are still on the scene.