All auto accidents have the potential to be painful, debilitating, and even life-threatening. But truck accidents are often in a category of their own, and they can be especially traumatic for those involved in them.
Even the biggest cars, trucks, and SUVs are significantly smaller and lighter in weight than semi-trucks and tractor-trailers. Big trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and are more than 50 feet long when they’re carrying cargo.
To make matters worse, truck accidents often occur on busy highways and interstates, creating a risk for secondary accidents and crashes. People who are injured or involved in accidents with big trucks may find it difficult to think clearly in the minutes, hours, and even days afterward. But that time frame is vital when it comes to protecting their health and their rights to compensation.
If you or someone you love was involved in a truck accident, you can take the right steps after your accident by:
- Getting medical attention. See a doctor even if you don’t think you were seriously injured. Some injuries are internal and take time to show up.
- Write down what happened. Memories can change or even fade after traumatic events. Write down what happened as soon as you can, as your description of the accident may serve as valuable evidence.
The final step is calling a Nashville truck accident lawyer. At Ponce Law, we’ve helped many truck accident victims get compensation for their medical bills and lost wages, and we’re ready to fight for your rights to the money you’re owed. Call today for a free consultation.