It is possible to have a truck accident anywhere in the United States. The reality is that large trucks are around you every day. Whether you are driving your personal vehicle or are headed out on a bike ride, you are opening yourself up to a potential accident with a large truck.
Most people will not have an accident with a large truck in their lifetime. However, if you are an unfortunate victim of a truck accident, then you deserve to know what you can do to help yourself get the most out of your claim.
What can I do to get better compensation from my accident claim?
The first thing you want to remember is that you need to get medical care. Even if you think that you are completely healthy after the crash, there could be injuries or symptoms that have not yet shown up. These are called delayed-onset injuries, and they are very common in crashes. Getting medical documentation to show that you were involved in a crash and that you potentially had an injury will help your claim.
Another thing you can do to help your claim is to speak with witnesses. If you can have witnesses testify or give a statement about the accident, then those could work in your favor. For example, if the witness tells the insurance company or police officer that you were victimized because of the truck driver speeding or falling asleep behind the wheel, then you may have a chance to claim even more compensation. Your attorney will talk to you about the crash and events leading up to it, so you put in the most thorough claim.