Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer Arkansas

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The Brad Hendricks Law Firm

Big Truck Accidents

Have you been injured because of the careless or intentional actions of truck driver?

Unfortunately, most cars that are involved in collisions with big trucks come out on the losing side, and serious injury or death is common. Early investigation of the case by an attorney make the difference in terms of being able to prove that the trucker was at fault. Most big trucking companies will hire an attorney within twenty-four hours of a significant collision.  Time is of the essence. All too often valuable evidence disappears, witnesses move, memories grow dim, and the practical ability to prove your case may diminish. Our Trucking Litigation Team excels in cases where the victim suffered catastrophic injury or loss of life due to large commercial vehicle collisions. The trucking industry is very sophisticated and will make it difficult for you to recover compensation for personal injuries and property damage. These are complex matters where you need a firm with the skill, experience, and resources necessary to handle cases of this complexity. Do not try to take on the big truck companies by yourself.

We help people who are suffering from the following injuries:

  • Head injuries/brain injuries

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Burns

  • Lost limbs

  • Scarring and disfigurement

  • Wrongful death

 

Each tractor trailer truck wreck case is unique. Our Trucking Litigation Team at The Brad Hendricks Law Firm understands that families who have lost a loved one are primarily concerned with holding the trucking company accountable. We also understand that survivors, and their families, are concerned with protecting their rights and receiving compensation for medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. Our team of talented attorneys can talk to you about the options available in your situation.

Truck Accident Lawyer Matthew Hartness

Attorney Matthew Hartness

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Truck Accident

DOs and DON’Ts

If you are involved in a collision with a semitruck, tractor trailer, bus, construction vehicle, or emergency response vehicle…

DO:

  • Stay at the scene – We know that it can be a scary situation, and you might be eager to remove yourself from it, but we urge you to remain at the scene of the crash until the police arrive. They can conduct a thorough report which could be valuable to your case.

  • Get contact information – Get the contact info of not just the driver of the truck, but witnesses who observed the collision and anyone else who might have been involved. Getting in touch with them afterwards might be necessary if you need someone to give an account of the events. Witness information is not always gathered by law enforcement, especially if the witness does not stay at the scene.

  • Take pictures – Take pictures of everything, including any injuries you sustained, any injuries of those in your party, your damaged vehicle, the truck or commercial vehicle, etc. Scene/roadway photos of debris, skid marks etc. can also be important, but do not endanger yourself in the process.

  • See a doctor – It’s important for your health, as well as the success of your claim, to get checked out by a doctor. Even if you believe your injuries are only slight or you’re uninjured altogether, some potentially serious complications may not have immediate symptoms. Plus, getting checked out as soon as possible after an accident makes it more difficult for the trucking company to claim that your injury was not related the collision.

  • Obtain a copy of the police report – A lawyer may be able to help with this.

  • Call your attorney – It is just as important, if not more urgent, to call a lawyer after a truck accident than any other type of collision. The trucking companies are always prepared to represent their drivers with a team of lawyers at their disposal. You need to get in contact with a seasoned truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident to get started on building your case.

DO NOT:

  • Remove anything from the scene until the police arrive.

  • Say anything that could be construed as admitting fault.

  • Speak to or provide a statement to the trucking company’s insurance representative without first consulting with your attorney.

  • Sign anything given to you. This could include a release that would allow their insurance carrier to apprehend your personal medical records.

  • Get your vehicle repairs at the facility chosen by the trucking company until you find out your other options.

Sometimes, accidents happen while you are on the job. We also represent people who were injured at work in worker’s compensation claims. We have handled all types of cases from construction accidents to toxic injury claims to railroad accidents. Our lawyers have a firm understanding of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Water Law to help those workers injured on waterways such as rivers and lakes.

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