If you were injured in a truck accident, it is important to understand your legal right to compensation. Hiring an experienced truck accident attorney is critical to ensure that you obtain a fair settlement. A lawyer understands the importance of a timely, thorough investigation into what caused your crash, knows the type of evidence needed for your case, and will ensure your claim is initiated within the statute of limitations for personal injury cases.
What to Do After a Truck Accident
After a truck crash, there are several important things you should do. These include:
- Call the police, file a police report, and get a copy of the report.
- Get immediate medical attention.
- If you are able to stay at the crash site, collect evidence of the accident scene.
- Avoid talking to any insurance adjusters.
- Avoid posting the accident details on social media sites.
- Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Florida Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims
In Florida, the statute of limitations for a car or truck accident is four years. This means, any person who wants to file a personal injury claim or a lawsuit has four years from the date of the accident to do so. If you don’t submit your claim within this timeframe, you will likely lose your right to ever file and receive compensation for your injuries.
The sooner you hire legal representation, the sooner your attorney can begin investigating the accident, which is important for many reasons, including:
- The trucking company will likely have documents you need to prove negligence on the part of the driver or the company.
- Your lawyer will immediately send a spoliation letter to the trucking company advising that this vital evidence not be destroyed.
Contact a Florida Attorney
As a former State Trooper, Attorney Coy Browning understands truck accidents and what is needed for your case and financial recovery. If you were injured in a truck accident, contact Browning Law Firm. There are never any legal fees unless you receive compensation for your case. To set up a free, no obligation consultation, fill out our convenient online contact form, or call our office today.