Corpus Christi Texting and Trucking
Texting truckers, truck drivers making cell phone calls behind the wheel or distracted by CB radio, GPS unit or MP3 players are all highway hazards. Texting and cellphone calls from behind the wheel are especially hazardous when it’s the wheel of an 80,000-pound semi-truck speeding down the highway.
Dealing with a crash cause by a distracted trucker can be complex and overwhelming. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a Corpus Christi, TX tractor-trailer accident, let us take on truck company insurance adjusters on your behalf.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a distracted driver, there are steps you can take to hold the individual accountable for the injuries and damages you have sustained.
First, politely get the name, agency and business card of the investigating officer. Also get the identifying number or item number of the report. This will make it much easier for you or your attorney to get the accident report later.
Also, get the names, cell phone numbers and addresses of any witnesses to the accident. You or we will need to contact them later ans find out what they saw.
Please take pictures, as many and as detailed as possible, of the accident, the vehicles involved and any and all damage to both vehicles. This is key. Do this at all possible. If you have a smart phone, its camera should be fine.
Write down any identifying information of the truck and the trailer. Get the license numbers and states of both. Get any writing on either the truck or the trailer. Any numbering or anything near the letters DOT could be important.
Get as much identifying information about the truck driver as possible. Get his or her story about who owns the truck and the trailer. Try and find out what was it carrying and where was it going to and from. Get all of this politely of course.
If anyone else involved in the accident needed an ambulance, try and find out which hospital is was headed to.
Above all else, cooperate with law enforcement and stay safe after the accident.
Carabin & Shaw will do everything we can to make sure that your medical bills are covered and that you are provided the treatment and physical therapy you need to maximize your recovery. We understand the deep pain you have experienced, and we will carry the legal burden of pursuing the matter while you focus on healing.
Consult with an experienced, knowledgeable and personable Corpus Christi distracted trucking driver accident attorney. If we do not recover compensation in your case, you pay no attorney fees.
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We are committed to helping you and your family recover a full settlement for any damages associated with the personal injury accident, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Contact Carabin & Shaw today via email, or by phone at 361.444.1111 day or night.
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