So, What Should I Do If I’m in a Truck Accident?

So, What Should I Do If I’m in a Truck Accident?

by / Monday, 12 August 2013 / Published in Motor Vehicle Accidents, Tips
Minivan falling off of road onto a truck

The United States Department of Transportation defines a “truck accident” as any accident involving a vehicle that weighs more than 10,000 pounds. More than half of a million people are injured in trucking accidents every year.

Have you been hit by a truck in Michigan? If so, who do you sue?

Truck accidents are much more complicated than car accidents because trucks are often driven by company employees. Because trucks are so large, they often cause more serious damage than “traditional” car accidents.

If a truck has hit you, then follow the Goodwin 5 steps to get the compensation you’re entitled to:

  1. Call 911. Police need to document the accident. Have a medic look at you. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, you want to document anything and everything you can.
  2. Speak to any and all witnesses. You want someone who saw the accident and could testify to the facts and circumstances surrounding it.
  3. Take photographs. There’s a camera on almost every phone, and a simple snapshot can be admitted into evidence and help paint the picture for a jury that will have to determine who is at fault.
  4. Document your injuries. After the accident, continually follow up with your doctor. If you are experiencing concentrated pain, then seek out a specialist and ensure that they are thoroughly aware that you’ve been in a truck accident.
  5. Contact our offices.

We are personal injury attorneys with the experience you need. Having litigated and settled these types of cases for over 30 years, our expertise in Michigan’s personal injury laws have awarded our firm vast recognition in Michigan and nationally.

So remember, if you’ve been hit by a truck in Detroit, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, Jackson, Kalamazoo, or any of the other surrounding Metro Detroit areas, then we’re here for you.

Get the judgment you deserve.

If you have been injured in any type of accident, contact us immediately by phone or email. You pay nothing until we take your case to trial or settle. With over 30 years of litigation experience representing the “little guy” against the largest insurance companies, corporations, and hospitals, we’ll get you the money you deserve.

Visit our website to find out more information on the services we provide and why we have been named Michigan Super Lawyers for the last six years and Dbusiness’s Top Lawyers for the last three. Whatever your accident or injury, we are ready to Win Your Case!

Call us at 1-888-GOODWIN (466-3946)

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