If you were involved in a commercial truck accident as either a driver or passenger, you might be wondering where to turn to get compensation for your injuries. The answer to this depends on the situation, including whether or not the commercial truck was a company vehicle or whether the commercial truck driver was “acting within the scope of employment,” which is a way of saying the driver was on the job at the time of your commercial truck accident.
It may be confusing to know what to do in these circumstances. If someone was hurt while driving for work, they could claim their injury under various different insurance policies. Determine which of these insurance policies applies to your situation, may require the help of an experienced attorney. Turn to Arshad, Pangere & Warring. We can help you increase your chances of resolving commercial truck accidents and finding outcomes that weigh in your favor.
It’s essential to gather as much information as possible following your commercial truck accident. The scene after a commercial truck accident might be chaotic, and if you are injured, it might be challenging to move, but try to collect as much evidence as possible while you are at the scene. Take pictures of the scene, all people involved, the vehicles damaged, and any objects damaged due to collision. Interview any witnesses to learn different perspectives of the collision. Call 911 so authorities can inspect the crash scene and file a police report. Go to the hospital afterward to create a record of your injuries relating to the accident. Finally, to document the damages, get a quote for your vehicle’s damages at a local body shop. Keep all these documents in a safe place.
Before leaving the scene of a commercial truck accident, exchange contact information with the other driver and passenger. Insurance companies will need the full names, addresses, and phone numbers of everyone involved. Be sure to find out the insurance status of the other drivers as well.
It’s in the best interest of the trucking company to offer you a low settlement quickly after a commercial truck accident. It’s a tactic used to minimize the risk of the employer or driver being held directly liable for the commercial truck accident. It’s unfair to you, and you should not settle for any less than you feel is satisfactory.
Truck accidents are among the most dangerous accidents that occur on our roadways. Arshad, Pangere & Warring will fight for a reasonable settlement and help you get compensated for your injuries, income loss, and pain and suffering. Your rights and compensation are our focus, and we’re committed to letting nothing slip through the cracks in our pursuit of your cases’ fair resolution.
The attorneys at Arshad, Pangere & Warring are based in Northwest Indiana and can help you if you were hurt in a commercial trucking accident. Contact Arshad, Pangere & Warring for an initial consultation today.
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