As the driver of a passenger vehicle, you never want to find yourself involved in an accident with a commercial truck. The size difference alone puts you at a distinct disadvantage. As a result, you could suffer a serious injury.
If you find yourself in this position, it's important to turn your attention to your health and wellbeing. This means receiving immediate medical care. It also means getting the treatment your medical team has suggested.
Once you're in position to focus on your legal rights, you should learn more about the accident. For example, find out why it happened. You may soon realize that the negligence of the truck driver was the primary cause of the collision.
Generally speaking, trucking companies don't waste any time learning more about the accident. In fact, it's not uncommon for their insurance company to dispatch a team of adjusters and legal professionals within hours.
Since the trucking company is taking steps to minimize their responsibility, you should take the opposite approach. This is when you should do whatever it takes to maximize the compensation you receive. After all, you've been injured through no fault of your own.
At our law firm, we don't let insurance carriers push people around. Instead, our clients can rest assured that we know how to fight insurance companies every step of the way.
As you recover from your injuries, you shouldn't hesitate to learn more about your legal rights. If you're able to receive compensation, there is no good reason to put this on the backburner. It's time to take action.