What To Do After a Truck Accident

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“Most people don’t know this: If you make a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster or a truck company, they’re probably going to use your words against you later.”

Wondering what to do after a truck accident?

Brian Davis is an injury attorney with Davis Law Group, P.A. in Asheville, North Carolina. In this video, he explains that it’s crucial to contact an attorney as soon as you can. The trucking company has already started building a defense. You need someone equally experienced in your corner as you seek recovery.

To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-592-5071 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Key takeaways from Brian Davis:

Truck drivers have a team of legal professionals building their defense. You need a team, too.

Trucking companies train their drivers to call a dispatcher at the truck company as soon as a crash occurs. The dispatcher contacts their insurance company, which sends out their rapid response team to the scene of the accident. This team includes:

  • An investigator
  • An accident reconstructionist
  • An adjuster
  • A photographer

This team has one goal: gather evidence to start building a defense. As the injured person, you need someone on your side who can do the same thing. That’s why it’s so important to contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as you can.

You can contact an attorney on a loved one’s behalf.

If a friend or family member is incapacitated, you can call a lawyer on their behalf to start building a case.

The truck company is usually the responsible party.

Even if the truck driver made a mistake, it is ultimately the company’s responsibility to make sure all drivers are properly trained and competent enough to handle driving a truck. The company is also responsible for mechanical upkeep, making sure their drivers are not overworked, and choosing safe routes for their drivers.

North Carolina has harsh negligence laws. An attorney can help you understand them.

Some states allow injured persons to pursue a claim even if they were partially responsible for the accident, i.e. speeding or failing to use a turn signal. Unfortunately, North Carolina is not one of those states. If the driver is even a tenth of a percent responsible, then they cannot seek recovery via a personal injury lawsuit. This is why it’s important to consult with an experienced truck accident attorney to argue your case.

Also, don’t give a recorded statement to either the trucking company or their insurance company. It could be used against you in an effort to prove that you are at least partially responsible for the accident.

To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-592-5071 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only. In some states, this video may be deemed Attorney Advertising. The choice of lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.