Why You Might Need a Tampa Truck Accident Lawyer
Injuries are rarely expected. Car accidents are especially unpredictable as a collision could occur in an instant, causing significant property damage, serious injury, or even death. Collisions involving trucks or other commercial vehicles can be especially devastating as trucks can exert a significant amount of force. In the event of a truck accident, there could be severe damage caused to property or living persons alike, in which case you would greatly benefit from the services of a personal injury lawyer that specializes in truck accident claims. A truck accident (and the legal proceedings that could follow) could lead to permanent injury as well as other financial troubles, including medical debt or an inability to work; however, a personal injury lawyer could provide the help you need to get your life back on track.
Protecting Your Well-Being
Roughly 130,000 people are injured in truck accidents in a single year. About 90 percent of commercial truck accidents can be attributed to some form of human error, whether that of a truck driver, passengers in other smaller vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists. Nearly 75 percent of these accidents are caused by drivers of other vehicles rather than the truck driver. The lives of many of these truck drivers are greatly hindered due to injury simply because of the negligence displayed by another driver. Potentially serious injuries aside, a truck accident could lead to property damage, medical expenses, and loss of wages due to an inability to work. If you are ever involved in a truck accident, you could benefit greatly from seeking the aid of a Tampa truck accident lawyer, who can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
What to Do When an Accident Occurs
If you are ever involved in an accident, you should immediately report the accident to your insurance company as quickly as possible. If your insurance company is made aware of the accident as early as possible, they will be able to better assist you if you submit a claim for any damages (or if a claim is made by the other party involved in the accident). In many cases involving truck accidents, you would also benefit greatly from the services of a Tampa truck accident lawyer. A licensed attorney with personal injury experience will ensure that you are adequately compensated for any losses incurred. If you are contacted by the other party involved in the collision, it is in your best interest to allow your attorney and/or your insurance company to speak on your behalf. Unless you are knowledgeable in regard to personal injury law, you could inadvertently give the other party leverage in terms of any potential claims or lawsuits, which could greatly affect the compensation you receive.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a Tampa truck accident lawyer, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement and get back to living your life.