After a collision with a commercial truck, you will likely feel confused and frustrated. Unlike a collision with a private vehicle, you’ll need to navigate dealing with a vehicle owner who differs from the driver as well as insurance from the driver and the commercial trucking company, all while trying to understand who is responsible for compensating you for your injuries. This can be a large undertaking for any individual.
In this brief article, the top commercial truck accident lawyers in Tampa with Inkelaar Law have shared a few necessary steps to take to get the compensation you deserve after a commercial truck accident in Tampa.
After any accident, it is recommended to contact the authorities. Local police will be able to create a police report that will serve as the formal record of the accident. This report will include the name or names of the owner, operator, insurance companies, and other pertinent information.
The police report will also likely have a determination of fault. This can be helpful when the insurance company tries to fight that determination, and serves as a starting point for attorneys and insurance companies to understand what happened.
In Florida, you only have 14 days from the date of the accident to seek medical attention. If you are concerned that you feel unwell or in pain after an accident, even if it is minor, seek medical attention. You can seek medical attention at a hospital, urgent care, walk-in clinic, or your primary care physician.
Furthermore, make sure to alert your medical provider that you were involved in an accident with a commercial truck. This is not only important for medical billing and coding reasons, but because it will help doctors examine you for underlying problems that may arise from this type of accident. You may have muscle damage or strain that could go unnoticed until later, once your adrenaline has worn off, so it’s important to share all of the details with your doctor.
If you have been involved in an accident with a large truck, you can contact commercial vehicle accident attorneys in Tampa as soon as you are in a safe place. Remember, insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart and have the goal of paying as little as possible for every claim. A truck accident personal injury lawyer in Tampa can work on your behalf and handle the insurance companies while you recover from the accident.
If you’re in need of commercial vehicle accident attorneys please give us a call for free consultation at (813) 722-0622, or submit our consultation request form.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.