Car accidents are frightening enough but when the other vehicle involved is a large truck, you may not know how important gathering information at the scene of the accident can be to a future claim.
After Leaving the Scene and Seeing a Doctor
Once you have seen a physician and determined you are well enough to go home, there are still some things you should do after a truck accident. Some of these include:
Understanding Arizona Truck Accident Injury Claim Rules
Arizona is an “at fault” state which means typically the insurance company of the at-fault driver is responsible for compensating victims. However, Arizona personal injury statutes have a clause known as “comparative negligence” which means the insurance company is likely to try to prove that you had some part in the accident which would result in a lower settlement to you for your injuries and the damage to your vehicle. Only by consulting with a truck accident attorney can you help ensure that your financial losses after a truck accident are fully compensated.
Most of us expect that if we are not at fault for an accident that the insurance companies will pay for the damage to our vehicles, wages that are lost due to being unable to work and for medical treatment including doctor’s bills, medication, tests and rehabilitation. Unfortunately, this is not always the case which is why it is always a good idea to speak with a truck accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident. An attorney can help ensure your rights are protected and you are not victimized a second time by an insurer.