Our experienced Clearwater injury lawyer explains what mistakes to avoid after a truck accident. Contact our office for a free case review.
What mistakes should I avoid after a truck accident?
When a person is injured from the fault of a truck driver, the owner of that company will begin an investigation immediately. One of the things that they will do is they will try to take recorded statements, not just from witnesses, but from you if you’re injured in that accident.
First and foremost, talk to a lawyer. We’re here to give you free legal advice before we even represent you, and we’re a good sounding board for you to know before you begin talking to insurance adjusters or safety directors from trucking companies. I would also stress to you that time is of the essence for you to be retaining an attorney to protect your rights. The insurance company and the trucking company are going to begin their investigation immediately. They’re going to be out photographing vehicles and the accident scene. They’re going to be looking to see if there’s any video that would capture any aspect of the accident scene. They’re going to be looking to see whether there’s any cell phone information that they can be gathering. They’re going to be looking to see if they can gather the black box information on the vehicle, which is the event data recorder, not just on the truck vehicle but potentially on your vehicle as well.
You need representation, and you need representation right away. Come talk to us so that we can begin our investigation in earnest to find out this information that we may have to present in a courtroom one day down the road. You don’t want to see that information get lost. We need to preserve that information right away through our own investigation, so please contact us right away because we want to be an advocate for you, to make sure that your rights are protected.