What Should I Do After A Truck Accident?
Advice from Jacksonville truck accident attorneys committed to winning your complex case
Knowing what to do after a truck accident can be confusing. You may be seriously injured. Your car may be totaled. The trucking company might even be giving you a hard time after your crash. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to an experienced truck accident attorney who knows what to do and understands how the system works.
You can count on our Jacksonville truck accident lawyers at The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic to guide you through this complex process. Our 17 attorneys have more than 550 years of combined experience handling truck accidents in Florida and across the country. As a result, you can count on us to aggressively investigate your accident and demand maximum financial compensation.
Our law firm has a history of obtaining sizable settlements and verdicts for truck accident victims, such as a $9.65 million settlement for an accident that left a husband and father dead. Overall, we have recovered more than $1.5 billion for our clients, including numerous multi-million-dollar truck accident settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families. There’s no substitute for experience, no substitute for success.
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What you should do after a truck accident
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by a truck driver, we strongly advise you to take the following steps at the accident scene if you are healthy enough to do so:
- Contact the police and ask them to respond to your truck accident.
- See a doctor. Make sure you have a medical professional examine you as soon as possible. Even if you feel OK, you could have injuries that aren’t showing any symptoms yet and may need medical treatment.
- Get the truck driver’s name, address, phone number, insurance information, name of the trucking company the driver works for, and the trucking company’s address and phone number.
- Get a copy of the accident report. Contact the law enforcement agency that responded to the scene. Or visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) website to order a copy of your accident report. There will be a fee.
- Do not discuss your truck accident with the truck driver or any insurance company until you have spoken with an experienced trucking lawyer regarding your legal rights.
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling tough truck accident cases in Florida and across the country. As a result, we’re familiar with the federal laws that apply specifically to truck drivers and truck accidents. We’re also aware of the unique state laws that govern these accidents.