View our recent Verdicts & Settlements.
What Not to Do Following a Semi-Truck Accident
by an Experienced Mississippi Truck Accident Attorney (MS)
In the moments after any crash, a person may not be thinking clearly and could be disoriented. In a collision with a large truck, the impact could be far worse. After all, these accidents often lead to massive destruction. While no one should be expected to be clear-headed and rational following a crash with a big rig, the truth is that many people do damage to their legal claims shortly after being involved in a collision.
One of the most harmful errors a person can make is admitting fault. People are often upset, embarrassed, and emotional after being in a wreck, and in many cases, this can lead to them apologizing for perceived mistakes. However, most people cannot fairly gauge the cause of a crash immediately, and talking too much is a bad idea.
Drivers should remember in the moments after a collision to contact the police. In fact, calling the police is extremely important in order to document what occurred and create an official record of the crash.
People often fail to realize that injuries caused in a crash may not present themselves immediately. Adrenalin is high, and the pain caused by an impact may not present until later. However, waiting too long to get medical care is a bad idea. This can impact a person’s claim. It is best to seek treatment promptly.
Those involved should also contact an attorney right away. Truck companies and insurers will not waste time following a collision. The defense will be forming immediately, and those who fail to seek representation will face disadvantages. Insurance companies will often contact the parties directly. No one should talk to such individuals prior to speaking to an attorney. The insurance company is not looking out for your best interests.
In the event of a truck accident, talk to our 18-wheeler accident lawyer about your rights and legal options.
Free Consultation to Learn About Your Legal Rights to Full Compensation!
If you or a loved one is seeking legal justice and monetary compensation for injuries or the loss of a loved one, call Giddens Law Firm, P.A. at (601) 355-2022 or Toll Free at (888) 335-2022. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. A truck accident lawsuit must be filed before its expiration date, also known as the statute of limitations. Please call right away to losing your right to possible financial compensation.
Giddens Law Firm offers clients a one-on-one, client-to-lawyer experience. Mr. Giddens gives your case the attention you need and deserve. He has handled countless personal injury cases throughout Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.
Mr. Giddens focuses on serving those who have been victims of crashes involving 18-wheeler tractor-trailer semi-trucks, and is able to represent the victims as well as the families of those who have passed in such wrecks. Not only does Mr. Giddens represent the interests of those hurt in these wrecks, but he also studies the trucking industry and follows new developments in it so that he can remain at the forefront of trucking litigation. Mr. Giddens has served as an ambassador for the implementation of side underride guard protections, which can substantially prevent death or serious injury in nearly 75% of trucking crashes when installed.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Giddens Law Firm, P.A. at (601) 355-2022 or Toll Free at (888) 335-2022. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds.
Giddens Law Firm P.A.
226 N President St
Jackson, MS 39201
Telephone (601) 355-2022
Fax (601) 355-0012
Open now: Open 24 hours
8R29+GH Jackson, Mississippi