Getting in a truck accident can lead to serious injuries to you or a loved one. You may be left injured, confused and in shock after the accident. You have rights. If the truck driver was at fault then you can recover for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
What You Should Do If You’re in an Accident
There are certain things you should do not if you are in an accident. Some are the law, while others will help with financial recovery on your behalf and preserve your interest. While this is not an exhaustive list, some things you should do are:
- Call the proper authorities immediately. Call the California Highway Patrol if the accident was on a freeway or the local police if the accident was on local streets.
- Exchange insurance and contact information.
- Take down the license plate of the truck that hit you.
- Seek medical attention if you think you have sustained injuries as soon as you can.
Who May Be Responsible
If the truck driver who caused your accident is an employee of another person or company, then that person or company may be financially responsible to make you whole. Additionally, if the truck was the property of another person, then that owner may be responsible as well. Last, the truck driver, owner of the truck or the company that employs the truck driver may have insurance that can cover your injuries.
The Law Office of George Moschopoulos, APC can fight on your behalf to represent your interests. Call today for a free 30-minute phone consultation to find out how we can help.