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Semi Accident: Auto vs. Semi
Irvine Semi Truck Accident Lawyer
If involved in a semi accident, please do the following:
- Do NOT say anything about fault (admit liability).
- Move all vehicles out of the roadway, if possible.
- Evaluate all persons involved in the accident for injuries and call for emergency medical services as required.
- Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s)
- Call the police and request an ambulance, if necessary. Ask the police to create a detailed accident report, records of the accident may be required and will help settle your case.
- Collect evidence – Take pictures, collect contact information of any/all witnesses, and (if applicable) debris that broke off from your vehicle/semi in the accident.
Accident victims may not feel the full effects of injuries immediately. If you have been involved in an accident, it is imperative to get medical attention as soon as possible to determine the full extent any actual or potential (the victim’s) injuries.
- Road rash/cuts
- Psychological distress
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal injury
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bone(s)
Types of Accidents
- Cargo trucks
- Commercial trucks
- Construction trucks
- 18 Wheelers
- Fire trucks
- Freight trucks
- Big Rigs
- Garbage trucks
- Municipal trucks
- Tractor trailers
Causes of Semi Accidents
- Distracted Driving – cell phones, eating while driving, conversing with passengers, etc.
- Recklessness- speeding
- Vehicle Problems- poor maintenance, problems with brakes, tires, overloaded trailers etc.
- Weather (i.e. rain, high winds)- causing the driver to lose control of the truck
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Claim
For most cases, the statute of limitation for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident; however, there may be complicating factors that can shorten or lengthen the time a victim has to file a claim following an accident. In order protect their claim, accident victims should promptly retain the services of an attorney ensure they receive the maximum compensation.