Truck Accident FAQs
The following frequently asked questions (FAQs) outline some important information for individuals who have recently been involved in truck accidents.
What should I do after being involved in a truck accident?
Immediately following a truck accident, the most important things to do will be to:
- Assess whether you or anyone else has been seriously injured and get the necessary help.
- Call the police. Even if no one appears to have been seriously injured, contacting the police will be crucial. One reason is that a police investigation (and resulting report) can provide crucial details about possible negligence or fault in the accident.
- If possible, get contact information (names and phone numbers) from the witnesses at the scene. An easy way to do this is to ask for business cards. If you are unable to get this information, consider asking another person at the scene who you trust to do this for you. The bottom line here is that you shouldn’t rely on police to gather this info for you.
- If possible, take pictures (with your camera phone or another camera) of any injuries and property damage caused by the accident. Again, if you are unable to do so, ask someone else to take pictures for you.
Should I tell my insurance company about the accident?
Yes. As soon as you are able to, call your insurance company to report the accident. However, before making an official statement to your insurer, make sure you consult with a lawyer to find out more about your rights. What you say to an insurance agent can affect your rights to compensation, so make sure you talk to a legal professional before making any official statement.
Should I make a statement to insurers for the truck driver or trucking company?
No. Instead, refer insurance agents from any insurance company to your lawyer, who will defend your rights and represent your interests.
How soon after a truck accident should I meet with a lawyer?
It’s always a good idea for truck accident victims to meet with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The statute of limitations (i.e., the legal deadlines) for filing truck accident lawsuits in Colorado is two years. In other words, truck accident victims will have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. However, because evidence can be lost and witnesses may change their contact info over time, the sooner these cases are filed, the better.
What types of damages can I collect if I file a truck accident lawsuit?
The specific amount of compensation a truck accident victim may secure will depend on the specific nature of the accident and injuries. However, truck accident victims may generally be able to obtain a settlement that covers their:
- Medical bills (including ongoing treatment costs)
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Temporary or permanent disabilities
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment or disfigurement.
The Boulder County Truck Accident Lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident – or if you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, the Boulder County truck accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm wants you to know that:
- For more than 35 years, he and his legal team have been successful at securing results and compensation for truck accident victims.
- We have handled countless cases and, as a result, have a deep understanding of the law and the legal experience necessary to defend your rights in any legal setting.
- We will not back down until you secure the maximum possible compensation for your injuries, expenses and losses.
- We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the personal attention and professional service you and your case deserve.
To learn more about your legal rights and receive a free, professional evaluation of your case, call us at 303-499-0449 or email us using the form at the left-hand side of the screen.