Corpus Christi 18 Wheeler Accidents
When an 18-wheller crashes into an ordinary vehicle, the results are often life altering injuries and or death.
These are very large vehicles which sometimes have a limited field of view of smaller vehicles near them. At highway speeds, the impact force of an 18 wheeler on your family car is like being hit by a large crushing force. The results, sadly, are likely to be tragic for those in the family car.
If you have been hit by a big rig, there are a few things which you simply must do at the time of the accident, if anyone in the struck car is physically able to do them.
First, always call the police. There cannot be any “Let’s just exchange information” situations involving a big rig and an accident. You need an investigating officer and a police report to document what happened. Secondly, get as much information as you can, politely of course, about the truck. Where was it going? Who owns it? Get the license plate numbers off of both the cab and the trailer. They are probably not the same. If you see any list of numbers or letters or a combination of both with the letters “DOT” or “DOTD” write those numbers down also.
Get as much information as you can, again politely please, from and about the driver, especially if he or she says that they own the truck themselves. Always get the name and business card of the investigating officer and get a report or item number to identify your accident report from all others.
These basic things will help you collect the damages which the law allows. Then give Carabin Shaw a call.
If you or family members have suffered a personal injury or a tragic loss as a result of an accident or collision with a semi tractor-trailer, you and your family may be entitled to damages. These damages can include the cost of medical expenses, burial costs, mental anguish, pain and suffering, lost wages, bodily impairment, future damages, and future cost and property damage to your vehicle or personal property.
If you are injured or suffer a loss in a trucking accident, do not turn to the defendant’s insurance company for help. The insurance company will attempt to settle your claim as quickly as possible before you have a chance to consult an experienced Corpus Christi trucking accidents attorney.
A commercial truck driver of such a large vehicle must be held to very high standards. When they fail to live up to these standards, you need a personal injury lawyer who knows how to hold them, their parent company and all other responsible parties liable for damages.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a 18 wheeler accident in Corpus Christi, TX, contact us right away.
We provide dedicated and compassionate legal representation on behalf of men, women, and children who have suffered and been injured by the negligence of other individuals or businesses.
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Due to the serious nature of the injuries that are suffered as a result of truck and 18-wheeler accidents, it is important that you get the maximum amount of compensation necessary to help you focus fully on your recovery. Contact Carabin Shaw today via email, or by phone at 361.444.1111 day or night.
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