Given the sheer size and weight of an eighteen-wheeler truck on the road, accidents involving this type of vehicle are
often devastating and traumatic for victims in other vehicles on the road. Significant property damage, severe injuries, and even death are common outcomes after a crash with an eighteen-wheeler. Oftentimes, victims are often left not knowing what to do or who to talk to after an accident with a large commercial truck, but the experienced truck accident attorneys at the Las Vegas office of Henness & Haight are here to help. Call the office or contact us online to schedule a free consultation of your case after an accident involving an eighteen-wheeler in Nevada.
Document the Scene
If possible, try to document the scene after the accident. If you are injured and require medical care, ask another to document the scene for you. This includes getting the name, address, and phone number of all other parties involved in the accident along with the contact information of any witnesses. In addition, take photos and videos of the crash scene, which can be incredibly useful later in your legal case. Call the police, and have them document the scene as well in an accident report.
Seek Immediate Medical Treatment
If you are injured at all after an accident with an eighteen-wheeler truck, the most important thing is that you seek immediate medical treatment. This is important for a number of reasons, the first being that you receive treatment for the injuries you are aware of and the doctors can ensure that there are no other injuries, such as internal trauma, that require care. The second reason this is important is because it creates contemporaneous documentation about the extent of your injuries immediately after the accident. By waiting to see a doctor, insurers will often try to argue that your injuries were not as severe as you claim and that you are not entitled to as much in compensation for the accident.
Collect Records and Documentation
Collect records and documentation about the accident in the days and weeks following the crash. This includes items such as medical records and expenses, doctor’s recommendations for follow up treatment, paperwork from your job about lost work and income, receipts for mileage to and from treatment, and any other bills that result from the accident.
Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
Finally, seek out the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your case. Do not speak with an insurance adjuster or anyone else before hiring a lawyer to handle your claim, as your lawyer is usually the only party involved in truck accident cases with your best interests at heart. Be sure to hire a lawyer with extensive successful experience with eighteen-wheeler cases so that you know you are working with the best on your claim.
Call or Contact Our Office Today
Accidents involving eighteen-wheeler trucks are often catastrophic for victims, but you are not alone. Call the office or contact us today at Henness & Haight to speak with a knowledgeable attorney about your case now and schedule a free consultation of your claims.