Crashes involving large trucks can be some of the most severe, causing significant injuries and even death. Often times, trucking companies and drivers are not following the rules and regulations required to operate a commercial truck. When a big truck accident occurs, it is imperative to begin investigating the wreck immediately. Downloading the crash data module (sometimes referred to as “the black box”) and gathering physical evidence from the scene is imperative. Sometimes, when a proper investigation is not conducted immediately after a wreck, evidence is lost. Thankfully, Greene and Phillips has a full-time investigator that can begin working to protect and preserve crucial information.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 4,136 people died as a result of big truck accidents in 2018. If you or someone you know is injured or killd in an accident involving a commercial truck, seek medical attention immediately. Your health is the most important thing in any accident. Second, be sure that everything is documented. The police should responded to the accident and make a detailed report. Also, if possible, be sure to take pictures. And of course, do not take any calls from insurance companies or the trucking company without consulting a lawyer first.
If you or your loved ones have suffered from the negligence of a commercial truck driver, having the right team of injury attorneys, like Greene & Phillips, can provide a lot of relief. You can always call us at (251) 300-2000, or come by our office anytime. You never need an appointment to meet with a injury lawyer at Greene & Phillips!