WHAT TO DO AFTER
A TRUCK ACCIDENT

WHAT TO DO AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT

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Step 1: Get Medical Attention

If you or someone you care about has been involved in a truck accident, the first priority should be to get medical attention. Obviously, getting treatment and recovering from injuries is extremely important, but prompt medical attention is critical for another reason as well. The documentation of injuries created by the doctor will be evidence in the personal injury case.

Step 2: Get a Personal Injury Lawyer

Truck companies take immediate action to protect themselves after an accident. They will often have people at the scene within hours of the trucking accident taking place. What are they doing? Building a case that will protect them from having to provide you compensation.

By getting an attorney on your side at the start, you can protect yourself. At the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm in Atlanta, we take immediate action, quickly beginning the investigation of a truck accident. We will make certain that the truck accident scene is documented. We will strive not allow skid marks to be washed away or the accident scene to be cleaned up before a proper investigation is conducted. We will interview witnesses while the accident is fresh in their mind. We will recover evidence from the truck before it can be pulled from our grasp by the trucking company.

Step 3: When the Insurance Company Calls, Do Not Talk

Briggs WinstonThe truck company’s insurance company will call you. A statement may be requested. A settlement may be offered. Do not talk to the insurance agent without talking to us first. The agent’s job is to minimize the amount of compensation paid out, and the steps taken are not in your best interest. What you say or do now could prevent you from getting all of the compensation you need.

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Contact our office today to discuss semi-truck collisions and learn more about your legal options. You can reach us by phone or via e-mail. We take most cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you.

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The Briggs Law Firm specializes in representing people and the families of people injured or killed due to the carelessness and recklessness of others. Our founder, W. Winston Briggs, has tried more than 150 jury trials in his 25 year career. Mr. Briggs is a skilled trial lawyer well known for his ability and willingness to try cases. That results in higher settlements to our clients because insurance companies recognize that Mr. Briggs is a seasoned and fearless litigator who will try cases if they don’t pay the full value of the claim. If the case must be tried, there is no better firm to have on your side.
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