I Was Hit by an 18-wheeler. What Do I Do Now?

I Was Hit by an 18-wheeler. What Do I Do Now?

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) revealed recently that there were no deathless days on Texas roads in 2018. Shockingly, 465 fatal Texas crashes that occurred in 2018 involved semi-trucks and tractor-trailers.

Given the nature of these vehicles, collisions with 18-wheelers can frequently result in serious injuries, if not death. But one of the most powerful superheroes in the Rio Grande Valley is set on protecting the victims of 18-wheeler accidents from crippling debt, exorbitant hospital costs, and mental and emotional anguish.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, know that is a McAllen personal injury attorney on the quest to right the wrongs done to you – and his name is Ryan C. Solis – a.k.a. Captain Rescue.

Sound the alarm and contact Captain Rescue at The Law Office of Ryan C. Solis at (956) 686-9600 for a FREE legal consultation today. 

4 Steps You Need to Take After a Truck Accident

Captain Rescue has fought his fair share of bad faith insurance adjusters and treacherous trucking companies looking to put the blame on victims. Listed below are four steps you should take after a truck accident to ensure you get what is rightfully owed to you. 

  1. Seek Timely Medical Attention

As paramedics arrive at the scene of your 18-wheeler accident to assist those injured, it is in your best interest to seek immediate medical care for any injuries you may have suffered. Individuals who experience injuries like cuts, minor broken bones, or whiplash should still consider medical evaluation that same day or within 72 hours from the truck accident.

Failure to do so not only puts your health in jeopardy but it can also impact the validity of your claim. Truck insurance companies may argue that you were not hurt in a serious way since you did not seek medical care the same day of the incident.

The sooner you seek medical treatment, the better!

  1. Gather Information at the Scene

If you are not injured and are safely able to do so, exchange basic contact information and insurance details with the truck driver. You’ll also want to find out which company they may be working for. Then, try to observe your surroundings and examine the scene.

Take pictures of any potential obstacles or road conditions that could have contributed to the accident, as well as the damages that occurred to your vehicle and the truck driver’s vehicle. If there were people who witnessed the accident, gather their contact information also, and ask nearby businesses if they have outside security cameras. It may be possible that they caught the accident on video.

  1. Avoid Making a Statement Before Obtaining Representation

What you say can and will be used against you by the trucking companies insurance adjusters. After an accident, you may feel confused and say something that can be twisted and used to devalue your claim.

Only speak with adjusters from the truck company’s insurer while in the presence of your truck accident attorney. Doing this helps you prevent sharing information that can harm your claim. 

  1. Consult with an Experienced McAllen Truck Accident Attorney

From the physical pain to the financial burdens you can experience after an 18-wheeler collision, we know just how difficult it can be to find the right attorney to represent you. Consulting a compassionate and mighty attorney like Captain Rescue to defend your rights can help to ease the situation and help you to make a smoother recovery.

Contact an attorney as soon as the incident occurs for prompt legal counseling. In Texas, the statute of limitations is 2 years from when the accident occurred; plenty of time for Captain Rescue to make short work of the truck driver’s defense and win your claim. 

How Can Contacting a Truck Accident Lawyer Help?

Common passenger vehicles are no match for the size, velocity, and weight of an 18-wheeler. Accidents with these metallic beasts often result in severe and even life-changing injuries. 

Because of this fact, Captain Rescue saves clients from financial crises by fighting for full compensation geared at covering:

  • Medical Expenses (past and future)
  • Lost Wages (past and future)
  • Reduced Capacity to Work
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Permanent Disability
  • Disfigurement 
  • Interference In Relationships
  • Wrongful Death

Captain Rescue has perfected his craft in holding guilty parties accountable in a manner that no other truck accident attorney can.

Summon Captain Rescue to fight for you and we will get the money! Contact the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis at (956) 686-9600 for a FREE, zero-obligation case review.

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