Trucking Accident Do’s and Don’ts
If you are still alive after being hit by a vehicle that is 70 feet long and weighs 80,000 pounds, it is likely that you suffered serious injuries. Given their size and weight, tractor-trailers, dump trucks, garbage and other large trucks are required by law to carry insurance that is far in excess of that of an ordinary driver. The truck driver will immediately call in the accident to his or her trucking company, and in turn, the trucking company will immediately call its insurer. That is when the insurer will dispatch one or more investigators to the accident scene. It will be the job of any investigator to try to push some or all of the blame for the crash over onto you.
Attorney Timm Reid at the Reid Law Firm is a Des Moines trucking accident lawyer. His advice to injured trucking accident victims is to call 911 right away. After that, get seen at an emergency room. Then, contact his office to arrange for a free consultation and case review after being injured in any trucking accident in or around Des Moines.
The opposing insurer’s investigators are going to want a recorded statement from you as soon as possible after the crash. It is strongly recommended that you refuse to give any type of statement to them at all. They already know what happened and how it happened. They are professional investigators, and they only want to try to use your own words against you in the future. Politely refuse to give any type of a statement. Instead, contact Des Moines trucking accident lawyer Timm Reid at the Reid Law Firm.
Take Timm’s advice to preserve and protect your rights. Report the crash to 911, get to an emergency room right away and do not give any type of a statement to an investigator or opposing insurer. Then, talk with Timm. Call his office today to schedule a consultation.