Honest Advocacy After A Truck Accident
Large trucks are an essential part of the American economy. Truck drivers ensure that there are groceries and other critical supplies at stores when it is time to go shopping. However, these large vehicles can also cause some of the most catastrophic accidents on the roads you travel, like Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 23.
After an accident with a large truck, making a claim and receiving compensation for your injuries can seem like an overwhelming process. Our founding lawyer at The Law Office of Jordan K. Van Matre, P.C., understands the frustrations of a personal injury claim. You may have bills piling up for your care while you are unable to work and support your loved ones. Attorney Jordan K. Van Matre can help you get the answers you need to move forward.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Several factors can make driving a semi challenging. In addition to operating a large vehicle, there are additional parts of the job that can contribute to an accident, such as:
- Distracting controls
- Weather and road conditions
- Mood-altering substances to stay awake or cope with life on the road
Ultimately, if a truck driver does not have enough time to react to a situation, whether because of distractions or other issues, it can cause an accident. With vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds, these crashes can cause severe life-changing injuries.
Getting Skilled Support Right Away
It can be difficult to assess your injuries after an accident. Between the frustration of the crash and the adrenaline from dealing with an emergency, you may not realize the extent of your injuries until hours or days after the accident.
You should seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident, even if you do not think you are injured. A medical professional can assess your injuries and create a record that you sought care after the accident.
It is also essential to seek legal support immediately after a crash with a semi. An accident with a semi often means that there are multiple parties involved in the case. Trucking companies (and their insurance carriers) typically have lawyers ready to work against personal injury cases. It is essential to have a skilled advocate to support your claim.
Talk To An Attorney Today
Experienced legal support is essential after an accident with a semi or large commercial truck. To schedule a free consultation with attorney Van Matre in our McDonough office, fill out our online form or call 678-812-5147.