Commercial vehicles: Truck, 18-wheeler, Bus, Van, etc.
The attorneys of Regan & Sandhu, P.L.C. handle any accident involving a commercial vehicle such as; train, 18-wheeler, truck, bus, van or automobile. Our Team will negotiate hard on your behalf. Our goal is always to achieve the best settlement possible for our clients.
Adjusters for commercial transportation companies act very quickly; and their goal typically is a fast settlement whenever their client has been involved in a vehicular accident. You need the same speed and quick action on your behalf.
Contact us at Regan & Sandhu, P.L.C. Our experience and knowledge in this fast moving situation will be very advantageous to you. Let our Team work with you, let us keep you informed of your rights, and safeguard your interests.
Who is at Fault?
To determine fault or negligence, the vehicle operator must be identified right away. Our lawyers can help you prove fault of the truck and of the driver. Our goal will always be to work very hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Our goal will be to recover:
- All lost wages.
- Medical treatment expenses.
- If there has been a death, funeral expenses.
- Damage to your property.
- Pain and suffering and mental anguish are losses you have also suffered.
What to do when you are involved in an accident?
If you are involved in an accident we suggest you always consider the following:
Do not drive away from the scene of an accident
Sometimes people panic and think that the best thing is to drive away. This is never advisable and never a good idea even in the case of a very minor fender bender. These small collisions can in fact result in major injury or damage. Stay at the scene of the accident and take the following proactive steps to protect yourself.
First thing you should do is call the police
The local police department or the State Police must be notified as soon as an accident occurs. Call 911. The responding officer is the best individual to collect all information necessary from those involved in the accident. Let the officers gather the necessary documents, as well as pertinent information on the vehicles involved in the accident. Once a police officer is involved, the official record is initiated. This document will help determine who was involved, what and how it happened and who is at fault. This is not something you should do on your own. Let the police do their job. Answer all questions truthfully and accurately. But remember, only answer questions the officer asks you. Do not volunteer information and do not make any statement. Contact Regan & Sandhu, P.L.C. as soon as possible.
Information to collect
There is a lot of information you can compile:
We have previously suggested that you must let the police do their job and let them compile all information on the accident. But there is a lot you can do while they do their work. Make sure you gather the following:
- Name and contact information for all individuals who were inside the vehicles involved in the accident such as; telephone number, address, and email address, if available.
- Don’t forget to get the drivers license and license plate numbers for all parties to the accident. Do the same for all witnesses to the accident.
- If you can, take a picture of the vehicles party to the accident, as well as the scene itself. The camera in your phone will do just fine.
- Avoid any and all confrontation with others involved in the accident.
Do not neglect or postpone medical help
Get it if you are hurt.
Quite often individuals involved in a vehicular accident decide not seek medical assistance right away. But listen, if you are in pain, let the paramedics at the scene help you. If the police asks you if you need medical attention accept their offer if you are in pain.
If you choose not the receive medical attention at the scene of the accident then seek proper medical attention from a licensed medical practitioner. Injuries resulting from a collision more often than not require medical attention – even minor accidents.
Remember, you might require hospitalization, visits to physician’s offices, physical therapy or surgeries. Treatment can be costly.
Contact your attorney as soon as possible. They can help you navigate through the cumbersome medical treatment documentation necessary and explain what you are entitled to as well as your rights in this important area.
Accidents involving low impact, rear end, or head on collisions can result in painful and difficult injuries. Often internal injuries occur. Do not assume that because you don’t feel pain immediately after the accident, when adrenalin is flowing, that you are not hurt. Pain can appear later. Seek and accept medical assistance right away.
What happens next?
Now what do you do? The police have done their job, you have gathered the information available to you, photographs were taken, and, if necessary, medical attention has been provided to you. This is the moment when you must consider sound, legal advice. Contact Regan & Sandhu, P.L.C. Remember, we know what assistance you require in the critical days following the accident, as well as in the months ahead.
Do not accept quick settlements
Do not accept quick settlements from insurance companies. Instead, let the professionals at Regan, & Sandhu, P.L.C. provide you with important information. We know personal injury law and we are not afraid to negotiate for you. Timing is critical when dealing with vehicular accidents. Let our Team contact the witnesses before they disappear, gather the evidence, and contact the insurance companies on your bshalf.
Protect yourself from criminal charges
Furthermore, Regan & Sandhu, P.L.C. can protect you in the event that criminal charges may arise as a result of the accident. If you have been arrested or have received traffic tickets or have been advised that an appearance before a judge will be necessary, remember, our Team includes experienced criminal lawyers who are well positioned to protect you in all aspects of the accident, whether it is handling your personal injury or your criminal charges.
Our medium size firm provides the client with excellent personalized service in this very complicated and aggressive field. We excel in customer care and negotiations on behalf of our clients. We are experienced in the arena of vehicular accidents involving cars, motorcycles and trucks. If you have been involved in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, remember, call us. We are here for you.
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