What Not to Do After a Truck Accident
Many of our past blogs on this website have dealt with what an injured individual should do after a truck accident, such as receiving medical treatment and then hiring an attorney to work on your case. In this blog, we will discuss what not to do after a truck accident. A few simple mistakes could ruin your personal injury case before it even starts. If you have been seriously injured in a commercial vehicle crash and would like legal guidance, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
What Not to Do After a Truck Accident | Speaking to Insurance Companies
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Washington state, absolutely do not speak with anybody from the insurance company for the trucking industry or their attorney. Their job is not to gather information to help you, but to gather information to help the trucking company.
What Not to Do After a Truck Accident | Delaying Medical Treatment
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?”
What Not to Do After a Truck Accident | Not Hiring an Attorney
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.