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What should I do after a truck accident in Utah?
If you’ve been in a crash with a commercial truck in the state of Utah, don’t miss these three critical steps.
One, you need to do a complete investigation as soon as you can. There are special rules for how long truckers and their companies keep records. Evidence can be destroyed moments after a crash. Your investigation needs to preserve the evidence now and protect your rights. Second, get good medical care. If you wait too long, the insurance companies will blame your injuries on something other than the crash. The sooner you get help, the sooner you get better.
Third, talk to a personal injury lawyer that has experience handling commercial motor vehicle crashes. We know the process and we know how to get you full justice for your injuries.
How much is my truck accident case worth in Utah?
What’s my case worth if I’ve been hit by a commercial truck in the state of Utah? It’s a common question I hear all the time. Let me share with you four factors that we use to help evaluate cases.
The first factor is what happened in the crash. The worst crashes tend to have the highest values. Big truck crashes tend to be bad. Was that truck driver following all the rules? Were there other entities that might have contributed to the crash? Second, what are your injuries? Our system of justice is meant to compensate people for what was taken from them. The more that’s taken away by a crash, the more your case is worth.
Third, what are your medical bills? Medical bills could be an estimate of how serious your injuries are. Higher bills tend to mean bigger injuries, and thus, bigger settlements. Finally, how has the truck crash and your injuries affected your life? You need to understand the long-term consequences of what this crash has done to you.
Should I give a recorded statement to the insurance company after a truck accident?
After a truck crash, you’re probably going to get a call from an insurance adjustor asking to take your recorded statement about the accident. Expect them to call you as soon after that truck crash as they can. They’ll push you whether you feel up to it or not, whether you’re still hurting, and whether you understand that they’re not on your side.
You see, they want information from you that’ll help their case and hurt yours. Talking to the truck company’s insurance people without the help of a lawyer is never a good idea. They’ll spin their questions and twist your answers to hurt your case. Anything you say is going to be used against you.
If an insurance adjustor or trucking investigator wants your statement after a commercial truck crash, tell them you need to talk with Brad first.
Do you or your loved one need help with a serious accident? Read our Salt Lake City Truck Accident Tips Contact experienced Salt Lake City truck accident lawyer Brad DeBry for a free consultation.