If you were hurt in a truck accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should be compensated fully for your injuries. After a truck accident, you want to have the strongest case possible to prove culpability and recover the most amount of damages possible. As a result, it’s critical that you avoid the following common mistakes:
Failure to Contact the Authorities
After a truck accident, it’s critical to call the cops. In a truck collision, a police report can be useful in determining who was at fault. The officer’s assessment of how the accident occurred and who was to blame may be included in the report. This report will be used by the insurance companies to assess your claim. Ensure that the police report is correct by reviewing it yourself.
Waiting for Medical Attention
If you wait too long to seek medical attention after an accident, insurance companies will argue that your injuries aren’t as serious as you claim, lowering the value of your claim.
Failure to Photograph the Accident Site
If you have serious injuries, you may not be able to photograph the accident scene; but, if feasible, photograph the damaged vehicles, as well as any road signs, road markings, and skid marks, as well as anything else pertinent to the accident. Don’t expect the cops to take these pictures.
Talking about What Transpired with Anyone Other than Your Lawyer
This includes giving the insurance company a recorded statement. Anything you say could be misunderstood and used against you later, which could jeopardize your case and the amount of compensation you receive. Also, don’t write about or share images of the accident on social media.
Truck accidents are complex, and there are typically multiple individuals who could be held responsible. It is critical to have an experienced Florida car accident attorney familiar with insurance company strategies to help you in obtaining just compensation.
James Piccolino Law, P.A. can combine his unique medical knowledge from years of practicing chiropractic medicine with the legal knowledge of truck accident cases to help you seek justice. Visit James Piccolino Law online to request a consultation.