You may try to swerve out of the way, but when a large commercial truck turns into your lane, runs a red light, or blocks your roadway, it may be impossible to maneuver around the truck in time to avoid a collision.
Commercial vehicles — particularly tractor-trailers — are typically larger and heavier than the passenger car, minivan, or SUV you may be driving. A semi-truck can weigh tens of thousands of pounds, depending on whether it’s loaded, and be much longer than a passenger vehicle.
If you have been involved in an accident with a big rig, 18-wheeler, or semi-truck; you undoubtedly have a lot of questions about what to do now. Attorney Feinman is here to answer those questions and may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, car repair or damage, and pain & suffering.
Of course, if your injuries are serious, get medical attention right away. Your well-being is the most important thing after an accident.
If the situation permits, keep a cool head, take photos of every aspect of the accident scene and damaged vehicles. Do not admit fault under any circumstances. In the confusion of the accident scene, you may do or say something that could lead to your liability or financial harm. That’s why you can call The Office of James B. Feinman, Attorney at Law for advice and counsel. We will tell you what to do, how to interact with the other driver and the steps to take to protect yourself.
As James B. Feinman, Attorney at Law has shared before in our television commercials in the Lynchburg and Roanoke Virginia area, an important first step is to never sign anything!
This accident checklist is a useful guide to help you maintain your cool and calm demeanor without neglecting anything from the scene of an accident. This checklist will also help your personal injury attorney with scene of the crime facts which are crucial in your injury claim.
In the event of an accident there are several things to remember:
• Move to a safe location.
• Do not leave the scene of the accident.
• Call 911 if there are any injuries.
• Call the police and follow their instructions.
• Take photos of the scene, including surroundings (traffic signs, lights, roadway conditions, etc).
• Also take photos of both cars damage, and any injuries that were caused as a result of the accident.
• In minor accidents, the police may instruct you to exchange information & contact your insurance company.
• Do not discuss who is at fault with other parties.
• Do not disclose your policy details. See below on what to provide the other driver.
• Only provide: driver’s license number, insurance company, and member number.
• Collect as much information as you can about the other driver(s).
• Contact our office at 1-800-525-5060.
Being injured in a truck accident often causes serious injuries, which leads to medical expenses and insurance company nightmares. This is where an experienced Lynchburg truck accident lawyer can help you navigate the process. At Attorney Feinman’s office, we work diligently on your behalf so that you don’t have to worry about the insurance adjusters, the growing medical bills, or time off of work. What you need to worry about is your recovery.
We are on your side throughout the entire personal injury process and will make sure that you achieve the best possible outcome for your injuries. We aim to maximize your compensation so you can heal without worry.
Our office is dedicated. Unlike many law firms, we answer our own phones and you will always be able to speak with someone at our firm who is knowledgeable about your case. We won’t make you jump through hoops to understand what’s going on. We know that this is likely your first experience dealing with the truck accident injury process, and we want to make this as simple and straightforward as possible.
You should also know that we do not get paid unless you win. This means that you don’t owe us
a cent unless your case settles or goes to verdict in trial. We know that the last thing you need to worry about is how to pay for an experienced truck accident attorney when you are juggling medical bills, car repairs, time off work, and much more.
Our office is 100% committed to helping our clients. We also believe that our credentials and recommendations from third-party organizations point to our success and build trust in our work. Call Attorney Feinman at 1-800-525-5060 or fill out our free consultation form.