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I was hit by a commercial truck – what should I do?

A commercial truck can weigh up to 30 times the weight of a typical passenger car. Therefore, a truck accident can leave lasting damages. If you are injured or involved in an accident, a truck accident lawyer may help you through this difficult time. 

At Robert J. DeBry & Associates, we value the safety of those on and off the road, and we are willing to help when accidents occur. Here’s what you may do when you’ve been hit by a commercial truck:

Take care of yourself first

Attend to any injuries. If you are wounded in a crash, allowing paramedics to examine you at the site. Accept transport to the hospital if necessary. It’s better to have a doctor examine you, do any necessary scans, and advise you on what to watch for at home. You may sustain lacerations that require stitching. You might have had a severe brain injury, such as a concussion. By having the confirmation of a physician, you have the documentation necessary to prove your injuries in case you decide to launch a personal injury lawsuit against the firm or driver. In cases such as these, a Robert J. DeBry & Associates truck accident lawyer may help you.

Your legal options

If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident, you have the following options:

  • Sue the party who was negligent in a lawsuit. You may hire a truck accident lawyer for this.
  • Without going to court, reach an agreement with the at-fault party’s insurance carrier.
  • Bring numerous lawsuits if you were harmed in the crash or have lost a loved one. 

Your legal alternatives will be determined by the facts of your case. You may have options that someone else in a comparable position would not. As a result, you may choose to consult with a truck accident lawyer to determine your financial recovery options. At Robert J. DeBry & Associates we have experienced attorneys who will help you receive the best possible compensation. 

 

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