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Police may show up to the scene of the truck accident to investigate. Should you call a truck accident attorney after a crash, or will the police handle everything?
Montana Thompson is a personal injury attorney with Phillips Law Group in Phoenix, Arizona. He focuses his practice on helping those affected by personal injury and wrongful death, including victims of car accidents, truck accidents, spinal cord injuries, and many more. He is also fluent in Spanish.
In this Quick Question, he explains that you can’t just rely on the police: you need a dedicated legal expert on your side gathering evidence and fighting for you.
To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 800-260-0800 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.
In any accident, it is important to call law enforcement to the scene so they can record what happened, take statements, and gather some evidence. However, it is important to remember in accidents involving semi-trucks that the trucking company has their own team of legal and insurance advisors who will get to the scene as quickly as possible. Their purpose is not the same as that of the police, and they will often try to frame the situation in whatever way puts their driver and their company in the best light, even if it is not representative of what really happened.
This is why it is important to call a truck accident attorney as soon as possible after being involved in an accident with a semi-truck or 18-wheeler; these attorneys know exactly how to combat unscrupulous insurance companies and can help level the playing field when it comes to building a case.
The sooner an injured party in a truck accident case contacts an attorney, the better; as time passes evidence tends to naturally disperse, and particularly in the case of truck accidents disappear or become altered to suit the purposes of the trucking company. Truck accident attorneys are advocates for their clients and have access to expert resources who can help investigate the accident and piece together what happened in order to support your claim in court. If hiring an attorney seems financially out of reach, it may help to note that these attorneys offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis, which means clients don’t pay for their services unless they win their case.
To learn more, contact Montana Thompson directly by calling 800-260-0800 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.
Why is it so important you get an attorney if you've been injured in a truck crash? We ask Arizona attorney Montana Thompson in this AskTheLawyers.com™ Quick Question.
Most of these crashes, the police are gonna be on the scene, but you can't rely on just the police doing everything. They're not there to do the same things that the trucking company insurance companies are doing, and so you wanna get somebody that's truly on your side. An attorney will be able to do the investigation, hire experts to go out, and maybe it won't be at the crash scene, because most people can't do that right away, but soon thereafter to try to save as much evidence as possible.
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