Truck FAQ’s / Frequently asked questions
Q: I have been in a truck accident, what should I do?
A: Contact a Jacksonville truck accident attorney immediately. Trucking companies are skilled at reducing truck accident claims or getting them dismissed altogether. Talk to no one (except for an attorney or doctor) about the accident so as not to inadvertently accept liability. Photograph the scene including all damages and injuries. Write down as much information as you can, such as the driver’s name, the name on the truck, vehicle identification, accident details, etc. Get names and address of all witnesses. Make sure a police report is filed. Most importantly…don’t sign anything without consulting a lawyer.
Q: I have been contacted by an insurance adjuster regarding a truck accident I was in, should I talk to them?
A: No! Trucking companies have a terrible reputation for sending “adjusters” to absolve themselves from liability of an accident. This includes destruction of evidence and manipulation of accident victims. Don’t talk to anyone until you talk to a Florida truck crash lawyer first.
Q: Who can be sued in the case of a truck accident?
A: Depending upon the exact cause of the accident any one of the following may be held liable for the accident (or a combination): the driver, the trucking company, the owner of the company of the brand of cargo the truck was carrying, and any of those responsible for external factors such as road hazards, etc.
Q: I suspect the driver of the truck that hit me was “on something”, what should I do?
A: Get names and addresses of all witnesses who can attest to any peculiar behavior, call the police if they haven’t been called, photograph any suspicious behavior or evidence.
Q: I was not hurt in an accident but my daughter was, should I contact a Jacksonville truck accident injury attorney?
A: Yes, you should contact a lawyer on your daughter’s behalf. Make sure she receives proper medical attention. Document all injuries with photographs.
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