Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Shopping on Amazon has become one of the primary ways for people to buy things. In fact, since March 2020, with more people concerned about social distancing, online retail sales have soared, which has led to the increase of Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and other delivery trucks on the road. Because of their massive size, however, trucks are especially dangerous in accidents. If you have been injured in an accident with a commercial truck, you need to speak with a commercial vehicles accident attorney at the Florida Injury Law Group.
What To Do After A Commercial Vehicle Accident
It is important to do and say the right things after your accident to help your case. First, you need to check on other drivers and passengers involved, as well as any pedestrians, and call 911 if you are able to. Do not assume that someone else will call. You must also exchange the following information with the other driver:
- Phone number
- Auto insurance information
- What company they work for
- Any identifying information on the truck or the employee, such as an ID number
Do not apologize or speculate on the cause of the crash or feel the need to engage with the other driver in any conversation. When law enforcement arrives, they will prepare a police report. It’s important to get a copy of the driver’s exchange form or the case number before you leave. You should be able to obtain a copy of the full report from the jurisdiction’s records department within a few days of the crash. Your attorney will need that report to build your case. The truck driver may also have an accident report form in their truck that they need to fill out. If so, ask for a copy of that report.
Remember to always take pictures or a video of the accident scene, including vehicle damage, injuries, road markers, and anything else relevant to your accident, but only when it’s safe to do so.
Commercial Vehicle Accident Injuries
Because commercial vehicles have much more mass than passenger cars, injuries can occur at much lower speeds. Minor injuries can include things like whiplash, sprains, bruising, et cetera. But they can also be severe: internal bleeding, broken bones, cuts, and burns. Two of the most serious injuries that can result from a commercial vehicle accident are Traumatic Brain Injury and spinal cord injuries. You will need to have your injuries diagnosed by a licensed physician in order to claim damages from the liable party. Damages for injuries also include follow-up care that you may need, such as additional surgeries and physical therapy.
How A Commercial Vehicles Accident Attorney Fort Lauderdale Can Help
When you have been involved in a crash with an Amazon vehicle, FedEx commercial vehicle, or even a taxi, Lyft, or Uber vehicle, then you will need an experienced attorney with a strong legal background who will build your case and fight for you. While these companies have significant assets and greater commercial coverage than individuals, they often try to point the finger at another party to avoid paying out what the victim deserves in their settlement. The Florida Injury Law Group has experience fighting these cases and the attorneys know the different ways companies try to avert responsibility. Call now to schedule your free case evaluation.