Semi trucks are an integral part of our nation’s economy, hauling freight from one side of the country to the other in order to get all sorts of items—from food to consumer goods and everything in between—to their destinations on time. Sometimes, truck drivers shirk safety for the sake of making better time when they are doing a haul, and this can result in devastating crashes. One single moment of negligence can lead to the destruction of dozens of lives. The massive size and weight of these vehicles makes them deadly weapons when the driver’s wheel is placed into the wrong hands, and serious injuries are sadly not uncommon when big rig crashes occur. If you want to speak to a Truck Accident Lawyer about your legal options and rights as an injury victim, contact The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for a free consultation with an attorney who specializes in handling truck accident injury claims today.
What To Do After the Accident
Any sort of vehicle collision can leave you feel confused and unsure of what steps to take next, especially if you are injured in the crash. Here is what you need to do after the accident has happened:
- Get medical attention right away. Even if you think your injuries are not serious enough to call for treatment, realize that some injuries (such as soft tissue injuries, also known as whiplash) can take hours or even days to become painful—but when they do, the pain can be debilitating.
- Gather documentation in a file. Take photos of injuries and property damage, get contact information from crash witnesses, and keep copies of medical bills related to accident-caused injury treatments in this file.
- Take your documentation to a local lawyer who specializes in handling truck crash injury claims for review at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C.
Truck Crash Facts
According to data provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, as many as 110,000 heavy trucks were involved in accidents that caused injuries in 2016, and more than 4,200 big rigs were involved in deadly crashes that same year. Occupants of the heavy trucks themselves made up only 722 of these fatalities. Compared to 2015, the 2016 figures for truck crash-related deaths were up by 3 percent.
We Can Help If You Were Hurt in a Truck Collision
You do not have to suffer alone or in silence. As an accident victim, you have the right to sue the liable party for damages arising from the pain and suffering their negligence caused you. Damages are assessed by the courts based on things such as your medical and daily living expenses, lost wages resulting from missing work due to injury, and loss of quality of life. These damages are given a monetary value based on these factors and may then be paid out to you, the victim, as financial compensation. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will fight to get you every dime you are entitled to under the law. We never charge a fee for a case evaluation, so Contact Us to discuss your case with one of our expert Personal Injury Attorneys today.