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. In fact, 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 man is set on saving victims of these devastating accidents from crippling debt, exorbitant hospital costs, and mental and emotional anguish.

If you or someone you care for has been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, know that you can take steps towards full compensation by hiring the experienced McAllen truck accident attorney, Ryan C. Solis.

Contact Ryan 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

Ryan has fought his fair share of bad faith insurance adjusters and trucking companies looking to put the blame on victims for years. Listed below are the 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 an 18-wheeler accident to assist those injured, do seek immediate care for any injuries sustained. Individuals who experience less gruesome injuries like minor cuts, bruises, or whiplash should consider medical evaluation that same day or within 72 hours from the truck accident.

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

2. Gather Information from the Scene

After medical professionals have checked or treated your injury, exchange basic contact information, company information, and insurance details with the truck driver. 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 and the damages that occurred to your, and the truck driver’s, vehicle. If there were people who witnessed the accident, gather their contact information as well, and ask nearby businesses if they have outside security cameras. It may be likely that they caught the accident on video.

3. Avoid Making a Statement Before 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 notify the truck companies insurance of the accident while in the presence of your truck accident attorney. Doing this helps you prevent sharing information that can harm your claim. 

4. Consult with an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney

From the physical pain to emotional distress that one can experience after an 18-wheeler collision, we know just how difficult it can be to find the right attorney to represent you. 

Consulting with compassionate attorneys like Ryan, however, can ease your way towards a smoother recovery by helping you seek justice and compensation for damages through the civil court.

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

Call the Experienced Truck Accident Attorney You Deserve. Call Ryan Today!

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, Ryan fights hard to save clients from financial crises by earning 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

Ryan is skilled in legal investigation that holds guilty parties accountable. For proper defense against a truck company, their insurance adjusters, and in case of trial, seek out his help to secure the money you need to get your life back on track.

Contact the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis at (956) 686-9600 for a FREE, zero-obligation case review.

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