How do I know if the truck driver was actually negligent?
While we’ll need you to provide us with as much information about the accident as possible, you can let us take the reins and conduct a thorough truck accident investigation. We utilize skilled investigators and other experts who are trained to observe and record evidence of negligence. We’ll dig deep and spend as much time as needed to get the answers we can use to build your case.
What if my loved one was injured in a truck accident, but is injured too badly to communicate the accident details?
At Jacoby & Meyers, we see many cases involving injuries so severe the victim is not able to assist with the case. In these cases, we will pool all of our resources to make sure we get a very accurate view of what transpired. Your loved one may not be able to describe what happened, but we’ll do all we can to speak up for his or her legal rights and get the compensation you need to provide the best medical care.
How can Jacoby & Meyers help my family recover after a truck accident?
Our truck accident attorneys are ready to help your family get back on its feet. Our goal is to get your settlement money coming in right away to help with daily living costs and mounting medical bills. We’ll talk to the insurance companies, get medical testimony from the doctors involved in your case, and help you get the funds you need to keep going during this difficult time.
Is the truck driver automatically responsible for the accident?
No. The truck driver has to cause the truck accident to be held responsible for your injuries. If you are found to be at fault for the accident, the truck driver will not be held liable for your damages.
Furthermore, there are other causes of truck accidents which may place fault on a third party. If defective equipment caused the accident, the truck manufacturer may be held liable for your damages. If another driver caused the accident, he or she may be held accountable.
What should I do immediately following a truck accident?
As with any type of motor vehicle accident, you should always seek medical attention at once if you are injured. Prompt medical treatment can often minimize the severity of an injury. Furthermore, you may need medical documentation that your injuries were in fact caused by the truck accident. Seeking immediate medical attention will provide this documentation.
You should also contact the police so that they can fill out an accident report. Before leaving the accident scene, it is important to record the following information:
- Name, contact information, driver’s license number, and insurance information of all other drivers involved
- Name and contact information of any witnesses
- Photographs of the accident scene
Once your injuries have been cared for, you should consult an experienced truck accident lawyer to make sure your rights are protected.