18 Wheelers Cause Devastating Injuries
Many people die in collisions with big rigs. These trucks can ride up over a smaller passenger sedan when they cannot stop in time, or a smaller vehicle gets wedged underneath the trailer. Some big rigs jackknife or rollover, and the trailer swipes at vehicles in adjacent lanes.
Our Atlanta injury lawyers have seen clients suffer from horrifying injuries, including:
- Disfiguring cuts or abrasions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain hemorrhage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Head injuries
- Nerve damage
Victims can suffer multiple injuries at once, leaving them bedridden or requiring surgery. Many injuries are permanent or result in disfiguring scars, which victims will carry for the rest of their lives.
What To Do After An 18 Wheeler Crash
These big rigs are owned and operated by some of the largest companies on the planet. They have mammoth insurance companies in their corner who fight off claims, and they hire armies of attorneys to pour through all evidence of a crash. Within an hour of an accident, the trucking company will probably send an investigator to the scene of the accident to collect evidence.
Any injured victim is at an extreme disadvantage if they do not have a lawyer representing them. At MG Law, we recommend that victims do the following after a truck accident:
- Call the police to come to the scene of the accident. You might be so badly injured that you cannot move but ask someone else to call.
- Don’t talk to an investigator. If one shows up at the scene, you don’t have to talk to him. You don’t need to talk even if the person calls you later.
- Get information about the driver, such as the name and license number. Also, get the number of the truck that was involved in the collision.
Your vehicle will probably have to be towed to a garage and make sure not to get it repaired until an attorney has looked at it.
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