What Should You Do If You've Been In A Truck Accident?

Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation Attorneys Serving Atlanta, Marietta, Cumming, And Nearby Areas Of Georgia

Posted: December 5, 2017

Commercial truck accidents often result in more severe injuries than accidents involving only passenger cars. In addition, because of the large potential for injury in case of an accident, truck driver insurance often carries higher limits, which can result in larger settlements to compensate you for your injuries and lost wages. An experienced truck accident lawyer can help you to obtain the compensation you deserve, and fight the insurance companies that will try to undervalue your claim.

If you have been in an accident with a commercial truck, semi truck, or tractor trailer, don't hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC today at 770-999-9015 for your free legal consultation. We serve clients in Marietta, Cumming, and Atlanta, Georgia, and our entire team is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Steps to Take After A Truck Accident

The first thing you should do after you've been hit by a truck is to get medical help for yourself and anyone who needs it. If an ambulance is required, make sure someone calls 911. Other things you should try to do include:

  • Call the police
  • Get witness statements and contact information
  • Take photos of the scene
  • Call your insurance (but do not admit fault or agree to anything)
  • Call Humberto Izquierdo

If you were in a truck accident and did not follow the above steps, that's okay. Our personal injury lawyers are able to gather information and examine existing evidence. However, if you haven't seen a doctor yet, you should do so as soon as possible. Injuries are not always immediately apparent, and symptoms may manifest at a later date. The longer you put off going to a doctor, the more chance there is that the insurance company will try to deny or devalue your claim by saying that your injuries were not caused by the accident.

Who Is At Fault in a Truck Accident?

In the case of a commercial truck accident, determining who is at fault isn't always simple. In addition to the driver, the trucking company may be held liable for improper training or negligent hiring practices. If the accident was the result of not loading the truck properly, faulty brakes, or other mechanical issues or negligent practices, the vehicle manufacturer or person who loaded or repaired the vehicle may also be partially at fault.

Our team of truck accident lawyers can help you navigate the legal situation and determine the best means of making sure you get fair compensation. Since there may be a lot of money at stake and the situation can be complex, a skilled and experienced lawyer is often necessary to make sure you don't end up settling for less than what your claim is worth.

Call Now For Your Legal Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, call the Law Offices of Humberto Izquerido, Jr., PC today at 770-999-9015 for your free legal consultation. We will be happy to discuss your case in either English or Spanish. We serve clients in and around Atlanta, Georgia, including Marietta and Cumming. 

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