Truck accidents tend to lead to particularly devastating injuries, often leaving victims suffering from chronic pain or permanent disability. Individuals who are hurt in these kinds of accidents because of someone else’s carelessness deserve to be fully compensated for their losses.
Avoiding certain mistakes after a truck accident can make all the difference in strengthening a case and increasing your chances of success. To learn more, please reach out to our dedicated Miami truck accident lawyers today.
Failing to Report the Accident
One of the most important things that a person can do after being involved in a truck accident is to call the police. Besides being able to provide emergency medical care, law enforcement officers can immediately begin investigating the cause of the crash. Often, it is the police report that insurance companies use as their primary source when evaluating a claim.
Waiting to Seek Medical Attention
Accident victims often experience a surge of adrenaline after their crash, which can mask physical injuries. As a result, many people choose not to seek medical attention immediately after their accidents, assuming that they are injury-free. This can have serious repercussions down the road, as insurers are much more likely to argue that a person’s injuries aren’t as severe as he or she is claiming if a doctor didn’t confirm the injury immediately after the crash. Failing to get medical attention can also make it harder to diagnose or treat an injury, setting back a victim’s recovery time.
Failing to Take Photographs of the Accident Scene
Besides the police report, photographs from the scene of the accident can be some of the most convincing proof of fault for a crash. If possible, accident victims should consider taking pictures not only of the damaged vehicles, but also of any road markings, road signs, and physical injuries. This evidence can be used at a later date to help prove whose negligence was responsible for the collision.
Talking to People About Your Claim
While speaking with others about an accident can be cathartic, it usually isn’t a good idea. To avoid any misunderstandings, accident victims should speak with an attorney before giving a recorded statement to insurers and should also avoid talking with the other drivers at the scene of the accident about who was at fault. Similarly, photos and posts on social media should be avoided, as they can be used against a person by insurers to counter a claim of injury.
Need Help Filing a Truck Accident Claim?
If you were injured in a Florida truck accident, the dedicated Miami truck accident lawyers at Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP may be able to help. Our team has the skill, experience, and resources necessary to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your crash and to help you seek a fair recovery. Call us at 305-371-2692 today to set up a consultation. We are available to answer your questions and concerns 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone or online message at your earliest convenience.