Mistakes to Avoid After a Truck Accident
Watch this video by our Edmonds Injury Attorney to learn about the mistakes to avoid after a truck accident to ensure you maximize your recovery.
Question: What should I avoid doing after a truck accident?
If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident in Washington state, there are some dos and don’ts. First of all, absolutely do not speak with an insurance company or the attorney for the trucking company. Their job is to get information that’s going to help their case and hurt yours. Second is, do not hesitate to get medical treatment. If you are hurt, seek medical treatment right away and have your injuries documented. One of the arguments we hear from the trucking companies are, “If he or she was hurt, why didn’t they get medical treatment right away?”Third is, don’t delay in speaking with an attorney. Trucking accidents are different than automobile accidents in that, for instance, the trucks that are operated contain black boxes and those black boxes contain vital information that an attorney can get for the case right away that you might not be able to get. Fourth is, hire the right type of attorney. Do not hire a general practice attorney who’s doing wills, estates, divorce, and business law. You want to hire an attorney who does personal injury and who’s handled trucking accident cases in the past.
Were you or a loved one involved in a crash and have questions about the mistakes to avoid after a truck accident? Contact an Edmonds truck accident lawyer at Certa Law Group today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.