A truck is supposed to have an ECM computer module on the tractor that helps by revealing what happened a few seconds before the collision. This is important in your case.
Trucking accidents are among the most dangerous accidents on the road. This type of auto accident usually yields some type of physically apparent injury. Because of the size of a truck trailer, exponential damage usually occurs. With this in consideration, it is imperative to get help after a truck trailer collision.
1. Understanding your situation is essential. Since every truck trailer collision is unique, you need to get yourself away from any immediate danger. Staying calm is also imperative. By panicking, you can cause injuries to worsen. In the body's already stressed state, you do not want to add extra mental pressure.
2. Calling 911 is a must. A vehicle that size is almost always going to cause damage. Even if it is not apparent that you have any injuries, call anyway. By calling 911, you can also save someone else's life. The police should arrive at the scene. You should take their information after reporting the incident.
3. Be careful what you say. When the insurance adjuster arrives, it is their job to benefit the truck driver. You are not obligated to divulge any information to the trucking company or their insurance company. You should never talk to the insurance company under any circumstances without your lawyer.
4. Get a truck accident attorney. Brad Pistotnik deals with the trucking company's insurance providers and knows how to get their attention. A truck trailer collision can cause immense stress on the body. Your main focus is your recovery. Kansas laws are complex and it takes an experienced attorney to get the job done.
At Brad Pistotnik Law, they concentrate on your case. Brad Pistotnik knows that the highways of I-70, I-35, and 183 can be dangerous and has authored the book Truck Accidents Kill.These types of accidents can be fatal and legal action is required. Brad Pistotnik Law helps people who have been injured across Kansas including towns such as Dodge City, Garden City, Salina, Liberal, Topeka, Hays, Colby, Winfield, Coffeyville, Hill City and other cities across the U.S.
To find out if Brad Pistotnik Law can help you, contact them any time 24 hours a day at 1-800-241-BRAD or at 316-684-4400. You can reach him personally at 316-706-5020 on his cell phone. You can also call Tony Atterbury at 316-617-9237, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Brad Pistotnik Law, P.A.
10111 East 21st St
Wichita, KS 67206