Semi truck drivers are professionally trained and have strict guidelines that they must follow. However, accidents can often occur due to driver fatigue, overloading, brake failure, and other safety violations. Both the truck driver and their company may be liable for your injuries, and your first priority when you are INJURED in semi truck accident is in making sure that you receive the medical care that you need.
- Seek immediate treatment and be sure to communicate all your symptoms to your doctor.
- Follow all of your doctor’s orders. If you have continued symptoms or you need a second opinion do not wait—seek prompt follow-up care
- Make sure to keep all bills and records provided to you by your doctor and get excuses for any days missed from work
Be aware that your interests are different from the interests of the trucking companies. The trucking companies hire experienced investigators and adjusters to protect their interest. They want to limit their liability and settle your claim as quickly and for as little as possible. Until you have discussed your case with an attorney;
- Do not sign a release of your claims.
- Do not make any written or recorded statements or sign anything that could be against your interest.
- Do not discuss settlement until you are fully recovered from your injuries and have been discharged by your physician
Contact an attorney to help you understand your legal rights. Legal rights, including filing a lawsuit, are subject to time limits. You may need to act immediately to protect your rights. Every case is different, and only an attorney can best explain your legal rights and provide an unbiased legal opinion. Please call 513-824-6300 to speak directly with the law office of Gregory S. Young and to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.