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What To Do After a Truck Accident – A Conversation With Darryl Isaacs

Attorney Darryl Isaacs sat down to address questions for those who have been involved in a crash involving big rig trucks or other large commercial vehicles. Join us in this radio episode of “Ask The Hammer,” the podcast exploring the legal matters that matter most. Play the episode directly below.

Isaacs & Isaacs Truck Accident Law Firm Is On Call Day and Night

We handle cases involving commercial vehicles large and small. Big rig trucks, 18-wheelers, semi trucks, tractor-trailers — these vehicles deserve respect on the road, demand exceptional driver training, added caution, a dedication to obeying traffic laws, and a big dose of common sense.

We cannot undo an accident. But we can fight to make victims what the law calls “whole” again. We do this by taking your claim very seriously. We need to hear your story and have you consider the legal perspective of our truck crash lawyers. We’ll do this through a free case evaluation so that all parties can feel confident before we get to any important decisions. When we take on your truck accident case, our goal is very clear — to restore your justice by getting you money damages.

As seen on TV, we will fight to get you the fair compensation you deserve to recover from this disaster. We have recovered over $890,000,000.00 in damages for our clients. We will fight to get you every dollar you have coming to you so that you can focus on healing.

At Isaacs & Isaacs, we understand that truck crashes happen at all hours, and we are on call day and night to be at your side if you are the victim of a horrific trucking accident.

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Making Contact With a Truck Crash Lawyer

When you’ve been hurt you are overwhelmed and probably don’t feel like talking to an attorney. On top of your pain and suffering there are mounting hospital bills, lost wages, and a multitude of other problems. But there are vital reasons you should talk to a lawyer as soon as you possibly can. When you call Isaacs & Isaacs our skilled truck accident team will get started immediately to protect you and your claim from the trucking company and their insurance company before critical evidence disappears. We will —

  • Investigate the accident scene.
  • Get the Police Report.
  • Get the trucking company records.
  • Contact witnesses.
  • Locate, gather and preserve all evidence.
  • Analyze who is/are liable.
  • Get your medical records and bills.
  • Get documents to confirm your lost wages.
  • Contact and deal with the insurance company for trucker.
  • Make sure you get any benefits you may be entitled from your own insurance companies, such as health, disability and accident benefits.
  • Negotiate settlement with insurance company(s).
  • File an action, if necessary before the legal time limit for filing your case runs out.

We will conduct a thorough investigation of what happened, what evidence needs to be obtained, what experts need to be hired, and who is/are responsible responsible for the collision in order to demand maximum compensation for all your injuries and losses.

What to Do If You’re in a Truck Accident

If you or a loved one are at a truck accident scene there are things you should do right away, if you are able to. Your medical needs and attention come first. Steps that are critical in helping prove your case to fight the trucker’s insurance company are:

  • Stay at the scene.
  • Call 911 for help.
  • Find out if others are hurt.
  • Take pictures of the accident scene, vehicle damage, and injuries.
  • Do not say anything regarding who is at fault.
  • Do not talk to any insurance adjusters or their investigators.
  • Get medical attention, even if you do not feel like you are injured. Remember, you are in shock, and you may not know you are hurt.
  • Call an experienced truck accident law firm as soon as you possibly can.

Vital Information to Collect at the Accident Scene

If you are able to collect information at the scene of the accident, it will greatly assist in developing your case. Try to get

  • Contact information of all witnesses.
  • Company name that is written on the side of the truck.
  • Contact information of truck driver and company.
  • Insurance Information.
  • Description of the accident scene.
  • Photographs and videos of the scene.

Keep in mind that large trucking companies or their insurance companies will send skilled investigators to the accident scene. These individuals will attempt to be your friend and gain critical information that could be used against you in court. It’s always best to keep your information confidential until speaking to your trucking accident lawyer. Remember you are not required to talk to the trucking company or their insurance company.

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Why You Need a Lawyer to Deal With the Insurance Company

Because commercial trucks are heavy and dangerous, truck accidents can be horrific. The price of a wrongful death settlement or to compensate somebody who is permanently disabled and will need medical care, maybe for the rest of his/her life can run into the millions. Insurance companies will do all they can to avoid paying you a fair and just compensation for all your losses.

As soon as the trucker’s insurance company hears there’s been an accident, they will send a team of accident scene investigators out. They will document everything. They may offer to help you in order to gain your trust so you will answer questions. They may, under the guise of being helpful to police, point out evidence that can remove the blame from the truck driver or company and they will definitely point the police to any evidence that suggests you may be responsible, or partly responsible. In this way, they will do all they can to skew the investigation and police report in their favor, to avoid paying millions of dollars. Simply put, their goal is not pay.

The trucking company does not have to allow you to see their records, or investigate any evidence that may prove what really happened. Once a lawsuit has been filed, if it comes to that, you and your attorney can legally demand all evidence during what is called the discovery phase of civil litigation.

Your attorney will find out what happened, and because it is costly to do so, Isaacs and Isaacs will represent you on a contingency fee basis. We will bear the cost of investigation and cover the expenses of litigation for you and we will not get paid until you do! If we don’t get you your money we don’t get paid.

Statistics show that people who enlist a lawyer to fight for them receive many times the settlement amount from insurance companies than those who accept the insurance company’s offer before consulting an attorney. Insurance companies are in business to make money, and they will offer you the least amount possible in exchange for you signing a waiver of your claim. Once you sign the waiver, you can not recover any money if, for instance, your injury leads to complications like
  • Multiple surgeries
  • Hospitalization
  • Physical therapy
  • Time off of work, and even
  • Permanent disability
Collisions with big trucks are serious, and lead to serious injuries which require the insurance companies to pay settlements into the millions. They will do everything they can to keep from paying the amount you are entitled to for your injuries and losses.

Once you sign a waiver of your rights to the trucking company’s insurance adjuster, you will not get any money from your insurance company for certain benefits either because they would normally then recover the money from the trucking company’s insurers and if you sign a waiver they cannot do so. You will be signing away your rights in exchange for a settlement that may not begin to cover the financial losses you suffer as a result of your accident and may even lose any entitlement to your own insurance benefits. Remember, if the trucking company’s insurers approach you early on, it’s because they are nervous. Their goal is to pay as little as possible. Your best defense is to refer them to speak with your trucking accident attorney.

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Darryl Isaacs, the founder of Isaacs & Isaacs, earned the moniker “The Hammer” through his dogged determination to obtain justice for every single client when going up against big companies like manufacturers, insurance, and trucking. Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyers have fought for our clients for decades and we understand how to investigate a truck accident and also what evidence to gather to prove your case. We will not settle until we have demanded and obtained every single penny you deserve and need after your accident.

We don’t get paid until we get you your money! We will bear the cost of litigation and represent you on a contingency fee basis. We understand that you cannot worry about money at this time, and we will take that burden from your shoulders so you can focus on healing and going forward with your life.

Our trucking accident lawyers serve clients in all 50 states. To speak with one of our experienced attorneys, give us a call 24/7 at 800-800-8888.
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