Why Do You Need an Attorney After a Truck Accident?

by Staff Blogger | November 27th, 2017

There are three calls you should make after being involved in a truck accident: 911, your insurance company to report the accident, and the office of an experienced California truck accident lawyer.

Calling 911 means you’ll get prompt medical treatment and a police report of the accident. Calling your insurance company is required by almost all policies. Calling a law firm can help you protect your rights, and the sooner you call, the better.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our legal team acts quickly when we hear from truck accident victims. We know how complex truck accident claims can be, as multiple parties can be held liable. We’re ready to fight for the rights of injured victims by:

  • Collecting evidence – Evidence can quickly disappear at truck accident scenes. Our legal team can collect evidence such as traffic or surveillance camera footage, crash scene debris, and witness statements to piece together what happened.
  • Negotiating with the insurance company – If we determine that you weren’t at fault for the crash, we’ll find out how much the insurance company owes you. After we calculate your medical bills and lost wages, it’s our goal to make sure the insurance company pays you a fair settlement for your accident-related expenses.

Pursuing compensation after a crash without an attorney on your side can be an uphill battle, as trucking companies and their insurance providers are often hesitant to pay fair settlements to victims. We want to protect our clients from lowball settlements and help them get the money they deserve. Call today for a free consultation.