McDonough Truck Accident Lawyer

Day cab white big rig semi truck with chrome fenders transporting cargo in dry van semi trailer running in convoy behind another semi truck driving on the interstate highway roadHenry County’s recent population boom is largely due to the many businesses who have set up warehouses and distribution centers in the area. These goods are transported across the state – and across the country – in the back of 18-wheelers. Commercial vehicles often dominate local traffic, trying to get to major arteries like Interstate 75.

Where there are trucks, there are truck accidents. Because of the massive difference between the size of passenger vehicles and tractor trailers, these collisions often result in severe, sometimes life-threatening, injuries. Unfortunately, trucking companies and their insurers tend to use a variety of tricks and strategies to minimize your claim or deny it outright.

At Scholle Law, these tactics do not fool us. For over 25 years, we have provided aggressive representation against the insurance company for our clients both in negotiations and, if necessary, in court. Our attorneys handle cases from start to finish so you can focus on healing and moving on with your life.

If you have been injured in a collision with a tractor trailer, time is of the essence. Evidence may go missing, and witnesses may forget what they saw. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a McDonough truck accident lawyer, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today.

Seeking Medical Treatment After a Truck Accident

Close-up Of A Nurse Dressing Patient's Hand With BandageAs anyone who drives in Henry County knows, large trucks are just about everywhere. They carry important cargo from place to place and we depend on them. We also depend on those who operate these trucks, whether owners or drivers or corporate entities, to ensure that the truck they have put on the road and its driver is experienced and safe. 

There are often problems with one or both of these things. If federal and state regulations are not followed, the consequences can be dire. In fact, the law supports those injured by the negligent or reckless operation of a truck with the catastrophic personal injuries that can result after an accident.

What happens after a truck accident in which you or a loved one are hurt or injured? You will most likely need immediate medical care, and it is always best that treatment is started as soon as possible. If you are taken to a medical facility or hospital, your injuries and treatment plan can be documented as evidence to use in a potential lawsuit. 

An early evaluation is so important because you might have sustained a brain injury or other injury to internal organs that may not be immediately apparent. In some cases, the effects of certain injuries do not arise for hours or days after the collision. Even when injuries are obvious, shock and adrenaline may mask any pain you should be feeling.

Depending on your injuries, you may need follow-up care. ALWAYS follow your doctor’s orders regarding medication, therapy, follow-up visits, and other parts of the treatment plan. Not only will doing so help you recover physically, but if you do not follow doctor’s orders, the insurance company can claim that, since you clearly did not need medical care, you must not be as injured as you said, and therefore do not deserve the compensation you are seeking. 

 

Speak to a McDonough Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Your personal vehicle likely weighs around 4,000 pounds. A fully-loaded semi truck, on the other hand, can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When vehicles of this size collide, the smaller one will almost always lose. Truck accidents can completely destroy a car and leave its occupants with catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. 

If you have been injured in a collision with a tractor trailer, time is of the essence. Evidence may go missing, and witnesses may forget what they saw. The team at Scholle Law is ready to help. For over 25 years, we have provided aggressive representation against the insurance company for our clients both in negotiations and, if necessary, in court. Our attorneys handle cases from start to finish so you can focus on healing and moving on with your life.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a McDonough truck accident lawyer, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today.