South Bay Truck Accidents Lawyer
Trucking plays a critical role in the health of California’s economy. Yet given their immense size and power, trucks can be especially deadly during traffic collisions.
Over the last decade, there have been around 250 annual truck collision fatalities on California roads. Thousands more people are seriously injured each year, often suffering permanent injuries and financial losses.
If you are in a truck accident, it’s imperative that you know what to do. Following some basic safety protocols can help minimize further injuries — and protect your ability to receive fair compensation for your injuries in a court of law.
What to Do Following a Truck Accident
In the minutes following a serious collision, it’s often difficult to collect your thoughts and move forward cautiously. For this reason it is helpful to learn how to most effectively respond to a collision before one occurs.
In most cases, the following steps are advisable:
- Remove yourself from harm’s way and safely pull over on the side of the road.
- Contact 911 and request police and medical attention if needed.
- Exchange information with the driver of the other vehicle.
- Speak to any available witnesses.
- Use photos, videos and written notes to document the scene.
- In the weeks after the incident, track your expenses (medical, transportation, lost wages etc.). You may be able to recover these costs.
Finally, you may wish to speak with an experienced attorney about the incident. Truck accidents can sometimes be more complex to deal with than auto accidents. This is because truck drivers may be employees of a commercial enterprise, or an independent contractor. This can impact liability, so it often makes sense to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you determine the best path forward.
The Right Legal Partner for You
At Bloom Injury Law, we believe in providing a voice for victims. We pride ourselves on providing clients with constant communication and compassion — part of our commitment to peerless customer service.
We also have the experience to handle even the most complex truck accident litigation. If you need assistance, we urge you to contact us for a quick consultation.
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