Truck Accidents and Injury
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What to do After a Truck Accident
There are few things in life more terrifying than being involved in a serious automotive accident involving a large truck, semi-truck or 18-wheeler. More often than not, accidents involving trucks result in serious injuries or death. The consequences associated with these types of accidents are generally extreme and can include trauma, stress, permanent injuries, chronic pain, excessive medical bills, job loss and much more. If you have been involved in a truck accident, you are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. There are options when it comes to dealing with the aftermath of a serious truck accident and it is important that you get the compensation that you deserve.
The Consequences of Unsafe Truck Driving
Unfortunately, truck driver fatigue is a common problem in the United States and is responsible for a high number of tractor trailer accidents every year resulting in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration imposing laws mandating that truck drivers get ample rest in between long haul driving shifts. Despite the laws surrounding truck driving, truck drivers still sometimes fall asleep behind the wheel. If you or someone you love has been affected by an accident caused by truck driver fatigue, consult an auto injury attorney to evaluate your options for proper compensation today.
Steps to Take After a Truck Accident
Immediately after a truck accident:
- Contact the police and file a formal report.
- Get medical attention immediately and document all injuries through photos.
- Be sure to exchange contact and insurance information with all parties involved.
- Consult an experienced automotive injury attorney to evaluate your options.
- Communicating With Insurance Companies after a Truck Accident
It is in your best interest to consult an experienced attorney well versed in truck accident injury. The at-fault insurance company with try to persuade you to not pursue the compensation you deserve. Don’t let insurance companies take advantage of you. Get a legal professional on your side. Hiring a legal professional will mean that they take care of all accident communications so you don’t have to deal with the stress of talking to people who do not have your best interest in mind. A competent legal professional with experience in truck accident law can ensure you are protected and get the compensation that you rightfully deserve.
You have Legal Options after a Truck Accident
The Law Offices of Matt Kehoe has over 20 years of experience as a personal injury attorney specializing in accidents. We have the knowledge, experience and tenacity to win your personal injury or accident case. We are so confident about this that we don’t charge you anything unless your case is settled or we go to trial and obtain a favorable verdict for you. Call us now for more information or to arrange your free consultation today!
Experience Counts in Personal Injury Cases
The Law Offices of Matthew H. Kehoe serves the entire State of Oregon from our Hillsboro Oregon based office. With over 20 years experience in Personal Injury law, our attorneys are highly experienced and skilled in getting the best possible results for our clients. If you, or a loved one has suffered a personal injury by the fault of another, we invite you to contact our office to schedule a free no obligation legal assessment of your case. Know your rights and get the experienced help you need today by calling our office at (503) 648-0766.