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What Should I Do If a Truck Driver Blames Me for an Accident?

Posted in Personal Injury,Truck Accident on August 29, 2019

If you’re the victim of a truck accident, it may be obvious to you that the truck driver was at fault. That’s why it’s so shocking to hear that the driver is blaming you for the crash. If this has happened to you, understand that the driver’s claims may prevent you from seeking compensation for your injuries. You need to fight back and protect your future.

Did you incur injuries in a wreck? Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyer David Fuchs can help you hold the driver and the trucking company accountable. He will work with you every step of the way, and fight for you to win the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free case consultation, call (954) 568-3636, or reach out through the online form.

Understand What You’re Up Against

Truck accidents are different from car accidents in that trucking companies are corporate entities. This often adds an extra layer of complexity to the claim. The corporation is set up specifically to protect against claims, and the company may be structured in such a way as to make it difficult to figure out who is ultimately responsible. For example, the driver may be an independent contractor.

The trucking company is also subject to state and federal regulations that govern their drivers and trucks. If they failed to comply with those regulations and it caused the accident, they may be attempting to avoid liability by aggressively blaming you for the crash.

Finally, you can be sure that the trucking company will be represented by legal counsel from the very outset. They may not be the primary point of contact, but they are likely already giving the company advice as to how to proceed from behind the scenes.

Build Your Case

Truck accidents are overwhelming, especially when you’re injured and trying to focus on your recovery. However, the days following the wreck are critical to your claim. To successfully recover compensation, you want to do the following:

  • Keep copies of all invoices, receipts, and other records that document your expenses related to the accident
  • Obtain a copy of the accident report from the police
  • Get statements from witnesses to the crash
  • Keep copies of all of your medical records that document your injuries that were caused by the accident
  • Track any lost wages or other income
  • Write down everything you remember about the accident and how it occurred

Hire an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer

Hiring a truck accident attorney is probably the best thing you can do to protect yourself against false accusations. Your lawyer can not only handle the legal aspects of your case, but also help you document your claim as described above. They can speak on your behalf, investigate the accident, and fight for the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on your recovery instead of fighting with the trucking company.

Contact a Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Lawyer for Help Today

No one plans to get into a truck accident. You could be driving down the street when all of a sudden you collide with an 18-wheeler. The reality is that these accidents occur. It’s important to know, however, that you have legal options.

Attorney David Fuchs has the experience you need to defend yourself and get the compensation you need following a wreck with a truck. He knows how to deal with trucking companies and, more importantly, how to fight for you. If you’ve been injured in a truck crash, call (954) 568-3636 today, or reach out through the online form.