Millions of Americans suffer from injuries and disabilities caused by vehicle collisions every year. While accidents on the road are a common occurrence, it doesn’t make the results any less life-altering. A collision with a larger vehicle, such as a truck, an eighteen-wheeler, or a big rig can cause even more damage.
If you or a loved one have suffered a collision with a truck in Pompano Beach and are wondering what to do next, Dyson Law, PLLC has your back. We have the resources you need for recovery.
It is vital to seek medical attention immediately following any sort of motor vehicle accident. Following a sudden, traumatic event such as a truck accident, it can be difficult to determine whether you’re injured because your body is reacting to the crash. This means, even if you are injured, you may not know the extent of your injuries until hours or days later.
If you accept medical attention promptly after the incident, you will ensure that any injuries are treated right away, and you won’t have to find out later an injury, like head trauma, has become worse because you didn’t know about it. Additionally, it is beneficial to have a written record from a medical professional to submit in court if you so choose.
After getting looked over by a medical professional, it is important to photograph as much of the scene as you are able. If you have a smartphone accessible, take photos of your vehicle, of the other driver’s vehicle, and of anything else that may become relevant should you choose to pursue legal action.
It is also essential to collect the information of anyone that may have been involved or witnessed the truck accident. This includes phone numbers, emails, and insurance information if it is readily available. The more information you collect on-scene, the more smoothly the process can go for everyone.
Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to insurance. This means that, regardless of who caused the accident, each driver’s medical expenses will be covered by their own insurance. When dealing with a truck accident, however, the laws may apply differently. That’s because you’ve been injured by someone within the scope of their job.
If someone injures you and they’re on the clock, your lawyer may place the liability of the accident on their employers. While the driver may have been negligent, their employers are responsible for proper training, enforcement of safety rules, and proper hiring standards. If they fail to meet these standards, they may be held liable for your injuries.
If you are looking for experienced, reliable legal representation in a truck accident case, look no further than our firm. At Dyson Law, PLLC, we are ready to defend you with the compassion you deserve and the aggression your case requires to get the maximum compensation you need for the minimum amount of stress.
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