ROCHESTER TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
Did you sustain injuries after a truck accident? If you are looking for an accident lawyer, call William Mattar law offices today to schedule a free initial consultation. We want to represent you with the kind of experience and understanding you deserve and need at such a stressful time in your life. Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call, and can even come to your home or hospital room if you cannot come to us. Just dial (844) 444-4444 now.
WHY HIRE A ROCHESTER TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER?
After a Rochester truck crash, you may have suffered serious injuries and require financial compensation to cover medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses. Time can be critical in a personal injury case, and that is why it is crucial to hire a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Delaying investigation of your accident may interfere with your attorney’s ability to gather evidence pertinent to your accident claim. In addition, federal and state laws regarding submitting legal documents to the court include limitations on time allowed for crash victims to pursue a claim and receive compensation.
Speaking with a trucking company representative or signing anything provided by their insurance company is not recommended since you could inadvertently lose your ability to file a claim. Before doing anything, call William Mattar to consult with a truck accident attorney who knows how to protect your rights.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A ROCHESTER TRUCK ACCIDENT
The aftermath of a truck crash can be disorienting. If you are involved in a collision and suspect you are injured, you should consider seeking immediate medical attention. Likely, the police officer who arrives at the accident scene will file an official report with details of the incident. This report will contain important information that may be useful to a future claim. You are also allowed to collect and gather your own evidence, including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of parties involved (including the driver of the truck).
In the days following a truck accident, you may not know the extent of potential injuries without a physical examination. To rule out possible injuries, visit your doctor as soon as possible if you suspect any injuries. Your doctor can provide medical care, if necessary, and create a record of any injuries and symptoms.
Finally, after a truck crash, you should notify applicable insurance carriers. There are also likely documents that need to be completed within a specific timeframe. A truck accident lawyer can help you with all necessary paperwork, as well as other steps required to begin your accident claim.
WHAT KINDS OF TRUCKS CAUSE ACCIDENTS?
There are many different types of large trucks on our roadways. Most trucks, including 18-wheelers, can cause enormous damage to smaller vehicles in the event of a collision. Below are a few of the common types of trucks.
DUMP, GARBAGE, AND TOW TRUCKS
Some of the most common types of trucks seen on the road are garbage trucks, dump trucks, and tow trucks. Sometimes drivers of garbage and tow trucks are in a hurry to perform specific tasks and may not pay close attention to the road and their surroundings. They might neglect to look in their rearview or side mirrors, fail to stop at stop signs, or speed through a red light. In addition, some garbage and dump trucks carry heavy loads that may not be stable or evenly distributed, resulting in a potential hazard.
Tractor-trailers are large “big rigs” that haul tons of cargo across the region or country. Crashes involving tractor-trailers happen primarily on highways and interstates where three, four, and even five-lane traffic increases the risk of a driver veering across lanes. Multiple car pileups can also occur due to an 18-wheeler rear-ending a vehicle, merging unsafely, or driving too fast for the conditions.
Injuries can be severe when a tractor-trailer hits a smaller vehicle. Skull fractures, broken limbs, and internal damage are a few types of injuries that can send victims of such crashes to the emergency room for immediate care. Recuperating in the hospital from traumatic injuries can take weeks or months, depending on various factors surrounding the accident.
Tankers carry gases and liquids that could be hazardous or flammable. Besides the danger of being hit by such a large truck, drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles risk another type of injury if hit by a tanker: the harmful effects of chemicals spilling onto the road.
Like 18 wheelers, tankers sometimes carry heavy loads, and heavy loads can put pressure on tires, the suspension system, and other components of a tanker. Unless tankers are properly maintained, a mechanical failure could lead to a highway crash.
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED ROCHESTER TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
The truck accident attorneys at William Mattar are here to help. Contact us at (844) 444-4444 today to get started on your truck accident claim and get the compensation you need.