Trucks are all over our roads.
They bring produce to our grocery stores, Amazon packages to our doorsteps, and precious cargo wherever else it is needed. But trucks are not immune to accidents. The average truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Suffice to say, any accident involving a vehicle that massive is going to be significant, and more than likely life altering. Trucking accidents are harrowing events for everyone involved, but once the road way is clear and the victims are tended to, the legal work begins. There are often several insurance companies involved, and things can get complicated quickly.
How we handle trucking accidents
The attorneys at Nourmand Legal understand that with trucking accidents, interfacing with the insurance companies is key. Often, the trucking company’s insurance will try to claim the driver was behaving negligently, and push the claim off to the driver’s personal insurance. The driver’s personal insurance will do their best to push the claim back over to the company’s insurance, and in the meantime, the victims suffer as medical bills mount and work time is missed. We will step into the middle of that process. We are comfortable strong-arming insurance companies and we will not settle for a cent less than you deserve to get you back on the road to recovery.
What you should know about handling a trucking accident
Trucking accidents are often massive and can be incredibly stressful. If you require immediate medical attention, then seek that first and foremost. If you are able to function well at the scene, then there are several key pieces of information that can help your future case:
- Take note of the driver’s contact information and insurance, as well as the trucking company’s name and insurance.
- Always call 911 for a police response. You will want an official accident record to work with. Without one, insurance companies can change the narrative.
- Visit a hospital to document any and all injuries. Remember that injuries do not always present immediately at the scene, so you should visit a hospital even if you walk away feeling fine.