Truck Accident Lawyer
Have you been involved in a collision with a large truck?
Collisions with 18-wheelers, large trucks, and SUVs are serious accidents—particularly if you were a passenger or driver in a small car when the accident occurred. If you are involved in a collision with a large truck, make one of your first calls to the law offices of Daniel Vega.
You need an attorney who specializes in truck accidents. Learn why here.
If you are involved in an accident with a large truck, don’t just hire the first attorney who comes to mind—hire a specialist who knows how to get you the most coverage for your injuries, pain and suffering, and property damage. Daniel Vega and his team have successfully worked on numerous large truck accidents. They’ll obtain all of the necessary evidence, including the truck driver’s log, which will help them build the case based on driver alertness, training, and the truck maintenance record.
We make sure you and your family are covered if you get into a truck accidents
A serious accident with an 18-wheeler or large truck can leave you seriously injured, disabled, and unable to work. Who will take care of your family and cover your bills while you are out? Are you sure you’ll be covered? When you hire Attorney Daniel Vega, you can have the confidence knowing that your case will be handled by an expert attorney who will ensure that you get the most out of your policy, and that your family’s well-being will be protected.
Actions we take can include the following:
- Ensure you are receiving proper medical treatment for your injuries.
- Seek compensation for your lost wages.
- Communicate directly with the insurance companies.
- Investigate your accident.
- Obtain evidence including witness statements, photographs, and expert opinions.
- Obtain and evaluate police and operator reports.
- Review of all available sources of insurance.
- Seek reimbursement for your medical bills.
- Seek reimbursement for any other expense related to your accident.
- Obtain and evaluate medical records.
- Evaluate your injuries.
- Analyze any long-term financial needs, future wage loss or medical care.
- Negotiate your claim in order to achieve a successful result for you.
We have the experience needed to act quickly and to act wisely on behalf of our clients in the hours, days and weeks after an truck accident. Your needs will be our concerns when we represent you in a personal injury claim or lawsuit after a car crash.
Beyond the fact-finding, we prepare for the hard work of negotiating with responsible parties and their legal representatives. Our goal is always to protect our clients’ rights so we can achieve a full and fair settlement for you.
No amount of money can compensate you for the pain, worry and disruption to your or a loved one’s life. However, through personal injury law, the injured has hope of obtaining relief for losses, both financial and intangible.
Do not put it off, call the Law Offices of Daniel Vega today at (415) 287-6200 and find a true partner in our firm. Schedule your consultation today and be prepared for fast and successful results!
What to do After an Truck Accident.
Stop and Call the Police
The law requires that the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident stop at the scene. Do not move the cars unless their position causes a dangerous condition.
If there are injured people you must immediately call for an ambulance. Dialing 911 will get you both the police and an ambulance. DO NOT attempt to treat the injured person yourself unless you have training in first aid. DO NOT try and move an injured person unless they are in a life threatening situation. You may make the injury worse by moving the person.
Every driver is required to exchange their name and address and the name and identification number of their insurance company with the other driver. Ask to see the other driver’s license, registration and insurance card. Copy down all information on the license including the driver’s identification number on his license. When the police arrive find out the name, badge number and precinct of the police officer. You or your representative can get a copy of the police report at the precinct the next day.
Make No Statement
Except for exchanging the required information with the other driver, do not have any discussion with the other driver. Do not engage in arguments with the other driver. In the heat of the moment you may say something that is inaccurate which can be used against you in the future. Tell the police officer your version of the accident.
Attempt to get the name, address and phone number of any witness to the accident.
Get your injuries cared for immediately at the emergency hospital or at your personal physician’s office. Tell the examining doctor every complaint and injury you have, no matter how minor you may think it is. A serious internal injury may not show immediately. Help your doctor help you.
Notify Your Insurance
Whenever you are in an accident involving an injury or property damage; notify your insurance company. If you fail to notify your insurance company IMMEDIATELY after the accident, they have the right to refuse to cover the claim.
Truck Accident Links:
U.S. Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
National Transportation Safety Board