The injuries associated with commercial truck accidents tend to be quite serious, and the recovery process is generally quite lengthy. Because recovering on your full range of physical, financial, and emotional losses can play a primary role in your ability to regain your health and well-being, it is in your best interest to work closely with an experienced Atlanta truck accident attorney.
Taking Your Best Steps Forward
There are several basic steps that everyone who is injured by someone else’s negligence in a truck accident should take.
Put Your Health First
Even if you don’t think you were seriously injured in the truck accident, it’s critical to keep in mind that the shock you experience after being involved in a violent truck accident and the accompanying adrenaline surge can mask the pain and other signs associated with serious injuries. Additionally, some serious injuries take their time before becoming symptomatic. Always err on the side of caution and seek medical attention after a truck accident. It’s also critical that you follow your medical team’s advice and instructions to the letter in order to protect your health and to demonstrate to the insurance company that you have not exaggerated the severity of your injuries.
Consult with a Dedicated Truck Accident Attorney Early in the Process
Truck accident claims are complicated, and obtaining just compensation is a challenging process. Your seasoned truck accident attorney, however, will tackle all the following fundamental tasks on your behalf:
- Negotiating with the insurance company for compensation that fairly addresses your full range of losses or legal damages
- Building your strongest claim in defense of your rights and rightful compensation, which includes gathering all relevant evidence. Interviewing eyewitnesses and lining up their testimony, hiring expert witnesses, commissioning crash reconstructions, and more
- Preparing to move forward with a lawsuit and trial if the insurance company is not interested in negotiating fairly
Refrain from Discussing Your Truck Accident Claim
In the end, the insurance company that is handling your claim is motivated by generating profits, and toward this end, it will do what it can to discredit your claim (and keep your settlement as low as possible). As such, the insurance company will be very interested in everything you have to say about the accident. Rather than making a statement directly to the insurance rep, leave the task to your savvy truck accident attorney. And give your social media accounts like Facebook a well-deserved break. The insurance company is well versed at twisting words to its advantage, and the best policy is to provide it with as few as possible.
Turn to an Experienced Atlanta Truck Accident Attorney for the Help You Need
If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a truck accident, the formidable Atlanta truck accident attorneys at Slappey & Sadd are standing by to skillfully advocate for your claim’s best possible resolution. Your claim and your recovery are important, so please don’t wait to contact or call us at 888.474.9616 for more information today.