What to Do When You're in an Accident with an 18-Wheeler: A Guide for the Injured

Accidents involving 18-wheelers can be devastating, leading to severe injuries and significant financial burdens. If you find yourself in such a situation, knowing what steps to take is crucial for your well-being and your legal rights. At Loshak Law, we understand the complexities of truck accident cases and are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need.

  1. Prioritize Safety: The immediate aftermath of a truck accident can be chaotic and overwhelming. Your safety and well-being should be your top priority. If you're able to move, try to get to a safe location away from traffic. If you or anyone else is injured, seek medical attention immediately.

  2. Contact Law Enforcement: It's essential to report the accident to law enforcement as soon as possible. The police report will document important details about the crash, which can be invaluable for your case. Be sure to provide accurate information and cooperate with the authorities.

  3. Gather Evidence: While still at the scene, if possible, gather evidence that may help support your claim. This includes taking photos of the vehicles involved, the accident scene, any visible injuries, and obtaining contact information from witnesses. These pieces of evidence can strengthen your case and provide valuable insight into what happened.

  4. Seek Medical Attention: Even if you don't think you're seriously injured, it's crucial to seek medical attention promptly. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and delaying treatment could worsen your condition. Additionally, medical records will serve as evidence of your injuries and the treatment you received.

  5. Avoid Speaking with Insurance Adjusters: After the accident, you may receive calls from insurance adjusters representing the trucking company or their insurer. It's essential to refrain from providing any statements or signing any documents without consulting with an attorney first. Insurance companies may try to minimize your claim or shift blame onto you, so it's best to let your legal representation handle communications on your behalf.

  6. Consult with an Experienced Attorney: Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be overwhelming, especially when you're trying to recover from injuries. That's where we come in. At Loshak Law, our team of experienced attorneys specializes in truck accident cases and is dedicated to helping injured individuals seek the compensation they deserve. Don't hesitate, call us at (954)334-1122 for a free consultation. 

  7. How Loshak Law Can Help: When you choose Loshak Law to represent you, you're choosing a team that will fight tirelessly on your behalf. We'll conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case to pursue maximum compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

    Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the complex laws and regulations governing the trucking industry. We'll leverage our knowledge and experience to hold negligent parties accountable and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way.

Being involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler can be a traumatic experience, but you don't have to face it alone. At Loshak Law, we're here to provide you with the guidance, support, and legal representation you need to navigate the complexities of your case and obtain the compensation you deserve. Don't wait—contact us today at (954)334-1122 for a free consultation and let us help you get back on the road to recovery.

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