07 Jul What to Do if You’ve Been in an 18-Wheeler Accident
A collision between a smaller vehicle and an 18-wheeler can have devastating results and cause extensive injuries. If you are involved in an 18-wheeler accident, our experienced personal injury attorneys at Baggett-McCall will work with you and conduct an extensive investigation to assess the circumstances and help to get you the treatment you need and the compensation you deserve. If you are involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, here are some helpful tips on what you should do.
Immediately call 911
This immediate action can mean life or death for someone involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler. Whether you are someone involved in the accident or just happen to be on the scene, immediately alerting the proper authorities is critical.
Seek Medical Attention
An immediate evaluation by medical professionals is also critical, both to deal with any injuries sustained in the accident and to preserve the record for any later legal action. The important thing is to get medical help immediately and follow the instructions of any care provider.
Collect any information and evidence if possible
If you were involved in the collision and are able to remain on the scene, it’s important to collect contact information from drivers and witnesses to the extent they agree to provide that information. Make sure to also collect the commercial trucking company’s name and specific truck ID for reference.
Contact Baggett McCall’s experienced personal injury attorneys
When searching for a personal injury attorney to take on your claim, it’s important that you seek advice from experienced attorneys with years of experience in representing clients who have been in 18-wheeler collisions. At Baggett McCall, we offer an extensive free consultation to assess your case and get you the compensation you deserve.
Here at Baggett-McCall Injury Attorneys we have represented personal injury clients throughout the Gulf Coast region since 1958. We offer comprehensive legal knowledge and representation in the areas of personal injury, occupational disease, toxic torts, defective products, wrongful death, maritime and offshore injuries, automobile wrecks, 18-wheeler accidents, and cancer cases.
Contact Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson & Gaughan, LLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for a free consultation or call 337-478-8888 or 800-256-1137 now to speak directly with an experienced lawyer.