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Legal Guidance for a Truck Accident Suit in Oneonta

Have you or someone you love sustained injuries as a result of a negligent truck driver? If you've been in a truck accident, you deserve a lawyer who knows the laws and how they affect your personal injury case.

Filing a suit on your own may be more cost-effective, but having an attorney who will protect your rights and fight on your behalf is much more likely to help you reach a successful outcome.

To schedule your free consultation, call (607) 228-8404 today!

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Unique Legal Attention for Truck Accident Injuries

Accidents involving big rigs or 18-wheelers come with different sets of legal challenges. Commercial truckers must follow stricter state and federal regulations and higher insurance policies, which means that it may be easier to defend your claim. Multiple parties may also be at fault in a truck accident. An experienced attorney may know the best strategy to help you achieve the compensation that your case deserves.

Our firm goes to great lengths to examine the details of your case and put together the course of action which will be most effective. We have earned a reputation for our attention to detail and for working tirelessly for our clients.

We work to help you obtain damages for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Emergency expenses
  • Follow-up treatment costs
  • Loss of wages
  • Future loss of wages
  • Property damages
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death claims

What to Do if You Are in a Truck Accident

Because truck accidents are often devastating for passenger car drivers, it can be overwhelming to take action in the aftermath of a crash. In order to maximize your personal injury claim, it’s important to take certain steps that will help you establish your case and ensure you have the support and resources you’ll need.

Here’s a quick checklist of the steps you should take after a truck accident:

  • Come to a complete stop.
  • Check yourself and other passengers for injuries.
  • If it’s possible, move away from traffic.
  • Call 911 to report the accident.
  • Wait for police and first responders to arrive.
  • Get insurance and contact information from all parties.
  • Immediately seek medical help.

Regardless of how “minor” the accident may seem to you in the moment, it’s crucial to seek appropriate medical attention as soon as possible. Even minor truck accident injuries are often shown to be serious once the adrenaline starts to fade. However, you should never attempt to remove yourself from the car if you’ve been seriously injured – emergency personnel will be able to help you and ensure that you are not injured further in the debris. You should also always wait until the police have authorized you to leave the scene of the accident.

Once your condition is stable, it’s crucial to take photos of your vehicle so that there is a record of the property damage. You will also need to identify potential witnesses, keep track of your medical records, and get a property damage valuation for your car from 2-3 independent shops. While insurance claims adjusters will likely be contacting you to perform a damage valuation, you will need to compare this valuation against other repair specialists to get the best estimate.

Serving Victims Throughout the Tri-County Area

Would you like an opportunity to sit down with one of our Oneonta truck accident attorneys? We understand that accidents are very stressful times and we look forward to discussing the details of your case to help alleviate some of your anxiety.

Give us a call today at (607) 228-8404 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free, confidential consultation.