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Common Questions Asked After a Semi Truck Accident

If you’ve been injured in a semi truck accident, you may have many questions. It’s common for lots of questions to be going through your mind. Here are some common questions asked after a semi truck accident.

After a Truck Accident, What Should I Do?

Immediately following an accident, call 911. A police officer will create documentation of the accident that can be important to your case. The police will also take statements from you, other drivers involved and witnesses of the accident. Make sure to give the officer an accurate statement of what you remember from the crash. Never rely solely on the police to get statements, however. If you are able, talk with witnesses and get their contact information so your attorney can contact them if needed later in the case. You should also take pictures of your injuries, the crash site, and other vehicles damaged in the crash. It is always beneficial to gather as much evidence and information as possible after a semi truck accident.

Should I Hire a Semi Truck Accident Attorney?

Yes! An experienced semi truck accident attorney can often get you much more compensation than you could on your own. Big insurance companies that are skilled at making you feel you need to settle for much less than your case may be worth often represent trucking companies. A skilled lawyer will know the ins and outs of the personal injury laws in your state as well as federal trucking regulations. Look to the experienced, aggressive and trusted semi truck accident attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm to handle your truck accident case. We know what steps to take to prevent critical evidence from being destroyed by the trucking company. However, you must hire an attorney immediately to avoid hurting your case. Call Parke Gordon now for a free consultation at (509) 482-7274.

Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

Never give a recorded statement to the insurance company without talking to your attorney first. Consulting with your attorney will allow you to understand your rights. Your attorney from Parke Gordon will contact the insurance company for you. You should never have to worry about the stress of producing the correct response to the insurance companies.

Recorded statements or interviews can be used against you later to hurt your case. Their questions may seem innocent but your response could damage your claim. An insurance company could use your response to find you at fault for the accident.

What Proof Do I Need to Win My Semi Truck Accident Case?

Likely for a civil claim against a truck driver, you will need to prove negligence. To do so, you need to show that the truck driver acted unreasonably under the circumstances. For example, the trucker was speeding, ran a red light or stop sign, failed to maintain a proper lookout, or was texting while driving. Truck drivers are not the only ones who are held responsible for truck accidents. The trucking company can also be held vicariously responsible for your injuries.

What Am I Entitled to Recover From My Semi Truck Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a semi truck accident, you can recover compensatory damages designed to make you whole. These would include reimbursement for things such as the following.

  • Medical bills
  • Prescriptions
  • Medical treatments
  • Lost wages
  • Property damages (car repairs, total loss, etc.), and
  • Out of pocket expenses.

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The Spokane attorneys of Parke Gordon Law Firm are happy to discuss and review your case with you during a free consultation in person or over the phone. Our Spokane personal injury lawyers can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. Call now to speak to one of our lawyers in Spokane to take the stress out of your case and get started receiving the compensation you deserve.

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