Detroit’s Elite Truck Accident Personal Injury Law Firm
With more than 25 years of experience under our belts, the Michigan personal injury law firm of Goldman & Associates has been diligently serving residents of the greater Detroit area with pride and success. Our every Michigan truck accident attorney understands that to get the results your legal matter deserves, we must fight for your rights at all times. When you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Michigan, there are often laws governing your rights and claims that you probably don’t know much about, which is why having an experienced and caring lawyer by your side at all times is always in your best interest and the best interest of your case.
Why Choose Goldman & Associates?
Choosing to allow a Michigan truck accident attorney from Goldman & Associates to represent you during this difficult time in your life is something we take pride in honor in. It is always the goal of our every personal injury attorney to provide our clients with success, confidentiality, and a shoulder to lean on. We understand that during this difficult and trying time in your life, you deserve a break—which is why the law firm of Goldman & Associates offers the following to our each and every client:
What Is A Truck Accident?
To begin, it is important to first know what constitutes a truck. Truck accidents involve semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and any other type of truck. If you are involved in a truck accident you are likely to feel overwhelmed. It is important to stay calm and think clearly about what to do next. The following steps provide a guideline of what you should do if you are involved in a truck accident.
How To React To A Truck Accident
Though motor vehicle accidents are often times scary and result in extreme pain, it is important to follow the steps listed below as best as possible should you be involved in such an accident. The attorneys of Goldman & Associates urge you to obtain prompt medical attention, preserve evidence, preserve vehicles, and to finally contact an experienced Michigan truck accident attorney. Failing to do so could result in potential compensation loss for you or your loved ones.
Step 1: Obtain Prompt Medical Attention:
If a truck crashes into your car, you and your passengers have likely suffered injuries. Initially you may think that you do not need prompt medical attention to identify and treat any truck accident-related injuries. However, you should, at minimum, obtain a prompt medical examination. Even if you do not appear to be physically injured, you may have internal injuries. Internal injuries can go undetected and include brain damage and spinal cord injury. If untreated, internal injuries are severe. In addition, by not seeking medical attention soon after a truck accident, you may lose the chance to document the source of your truck crash injuries. This will make it difficult for your personal injury attorney to help you prove that the truck accident caused your injuries.
Step 2: Preserve Evidence from the Truck Accident:
After a truck crash, it is important to preserve not only evidence of your medical condition but also evidence of what happened at the truck accident scene. The trucking company may almost immediately have several experts and attorneys at the scene of the truck accident. They want to get detailed information and photographs before the truck accident scene is cleared. If you do not act fast, the accident scene may be cleared before you can take any pictures.
Usually, the police at the scene take truck crash-scene photographs before the truck accident site is cleared. If not, you can request that they do so. If you are able to take your own photographs it will also be helpful. It is very important to write down details and record video or take pictures from the truck accident scene. This will allow experts at trial to reconstruct critical evidence and help explain to you, your attorney, and possibly a judge and jury exactly what happened.
Step 3: Preservation of the Vehicle Involved in the Truck Accident:
After a truck accident, and prior to retaining a personal injury attorney, you should preserve your vehicle. This means that you should not take your truck to get repairs. It should maintain the condition it was in immediately following the accident. This is especially important if you or your passengers suffered substantial injuries or death from the accident. If you preserve your vehicle, your personal injury attorney and experts may be able to determine if there was a defect with the vehicle or its parts that may have contributed to your vehicle’s occupants’ injuries. If an attorney can prove that there was a defect in the truck, which caused you injuries, you may have grounds for a lawsuit(s).
Step 4: Contact a Competent Personal Injury Lawyer:
The stakes in a truck crash case can be very high because of the potential for substantial injuries and other damages. Trucking companies hire experienced and specialized truck accident attorneys to fight liability and limit their damages resulting from truck accidents. You will need a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney representing you as well. Your attorney can hire investigators, preserve evidence, and communicate effectively with trucking companies, police, truck accident witnesses, and your medical care providers. The attorneys at Goldman & Associates are very experienced in this area of law and provide high quality legal services to clients in the most effective manner.
Speak With A Michigan Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you’ve been injured in a Michigan truck accident and are seeking compensation for the damages you’ve incurred, our law office urges you to contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case with a seasoned personal injury attorney. Remember, our Michigan truck accident attorneys won’t charge you a penny unless we earn the compensation for your legal matter that you deserve.
Time is always of the essence in any legal matter, which is why it is always best to contact a law firm to begin the first steps in your case as soon as possible. Failure to do so could result in a loss of your rights and your cases earning potential. An experienced Michigan truck accident attorney of Goldman & Associates is waiting to speak with you today.