The Nashville truck accident lawyers at Ponce Law are dedicated to holding trucking companies accountable when their negligence leads to serious accidents and injuries. If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages. Call us at (800) 363-9113 or fill out a free initial consultation form—we want to stand up for your rights.
Michael: When you’ve been involved in an accident, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There’s the pain from the injuries, the medical bills, your job, and the insurance company, all of which present problems that must be dealt with. I recommend that you focus on the most important things first.
The first thing you need to do is get medical treatment for your injuries.
Second is to preserve the evidence from the accident. That is where hiring an attorney like myself will save you from having to go back to the scene and collect evidence, including accident scene photographs, examining debris, measuring skid marks, and taking detailed property damage photographs.
Next, your attorney would interview witnesses, contact the police officer for any details that are not included in the crash report, while you heal from your injuries. It is important not to settle with your insurance company until your medical treatment has been completed.
Once you’ve settled, you’ve waived your rights to submit any other medical claims. Having the right attorney representing you can greatly increase the likelihood of a good settlement, which means that you can spend time recovering from your injuries and taking care of your family instead of tracking down evidence and fighting insurance adjusters.
5 Steps to Take After a Truck Accident
After a semi truck accident, it’s important to seek professional medical care. Some injuries may not show symptoms until days after your accident, and a doctor can evaluate your condition and treat and document your injuries.
After you get the medical help you need, following these five steps can help strengthen your injury claim:
- Notify your insurance company.
Report your accident to your insurance company, but avoid speaking to other insurance companies or signing any official documents as these actions can affect your ability to collect the compensation you’re owed.
- Write down the details of your accident.
After your accident, it may seem like you’ll never forget the details of your crash. But life moves quickly, and memories can become less clear over time. That’s why it’s a good idea to write down the details of your accident as soon as possible. Try to include information, such as:
- descriptions of the truck involved,
- time of day,
- traffic patterns,
- weather conditions,
- and any other details that may help prove your case.
- Take pictures.
Photographs can help show the severity of your injuries after an accident. Have someone help you take photos of your injuries if your doctor hasn’t taken pictures already.
- Track your recovery and treatment.
Documenting your recovery and treatment can help show how your accident has affected your life. Record the doctor visits you attend, the medications you’re taking, and any other treatments or rehabilitation you receive while you recover.
- Get an experienced semi truck accident lawyer.
At Ponce Law, we know how to handle truck accident claims. Let us help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Why Call Ponce Law?
When you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you can call any lawyer. But when you call Ponce Law, you’ll get a law firm that will take the time to get to know you and your family. You’re not just a case number to us—you’re someone who needs help.