Trucks are among the most frightening road hazards. The damage that can be caused by trucks is a nightmare scenario of the highest order.
Trucks are a major risk to road travelers. Truck drivers are often fatigued and distracted, and one out of control big rig can cause significant destruction. Injuries caused by truck accidents can lead to the lifelong suffering and impairment, or worse, for accident victims.
According to the National Safety Council, a total of 4,965 people died in large-truck crashes in 2020, up 31% since 2011. The majority of deaths in large-truck crashes are occupants of other vehicles (71%), followed by truck occupants (17%), and non-occupants, primarily pedestrians and bicyclists (12%).
The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm have extensive experience successfully helping victims of truck accidents that caused serious injury.
If You’ve the Victim of Truck Accident, What Should You Do?
Retain top-notch legal counsel immediately. If you are unable to do so, have a family member take care of this as soon as possible. Time is absolutely of the essence when determining the cause of an accident that causes serious injury.
In the case of serious injury caused by truck accidents, make sure to provide your lawyer with the names of all law enforcement and emergency personnel involved with the incident response. It will be important to connect with them while accident details are still fresh in their minds.
Listen to your medical team and follow their instructions. If you’ve been seriously injured, you are at risk. Take your prescribed medications, attend all medical appointments and stick to physical therapy regimens.
Make sure you know what disability benefits you are entitled to through your employer’s benefits plan. You may have benefits available that can help you cover costs and expenses.
What Should You NOT DO?
Do not, under any circumstances, speak to lawyers representing the person, business or entity that was the cause of the serious injury. Do not allow family members to speak to those lawyers either. Make sure that you have your own legal counsel in place. Your lawyers are the only ones who should have any contact with lawyers representing the person, business or entity that caused the serious injury.
If you are unable to contact a lawyer, have a family member do so as soon as possible.
Do not share any details of the situation outside of your immediate family. Your lawyers will let you know what you can and cannot say. It is important that neither you nor any family members have any contact whatsoever with attorneys who are not representing you.
The attorneys at Unglesby Law Firm can guide you through this sensitive process.
Don’t Hesitate: Call Us
If you are or a loved one is the victim of a truck accident and have suffered a serious injury don’t wait – call us at Unglesby Law Firm.
Remember: Time is of the essence. Each day that passes without taking legal action against the person or entity at fault for your serious injury, is a loss of precious time that can’t be replaced.
The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm are your rapid-response team. They take immediate action to start the gears of justice turning in your favor. Any they are dedicated to securing the outcome you and your family deserve.