Why Fast Action Is Important in an Atlanta Truck Accident Case
Don’t Wait: Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer Right Away
Getting started on your truck accident case as soon as possible gives you the best chance at getting the results you deserve. Not only will this give your attorneys more time to prepare, it will allow us to protect your interests from the trucking and insurance companies involved.
Read below for information about why fast action is so important in an Atlanta truck accident case, straight from the experienced truck accident attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C.
The Trucking Company Won’t Wait to Send a Team to the Accident Scene
Commercial trucks are equipped with “black boxes.” Similar in concept to the black boxes in airplane cockpits, this technology records the truck’s movements, speed, and stops. The moment a truck with a black box is involved in an accident, the trucking company will be notified and a team will be sent to the site.
Large trucking companies are extremely experienced at minimizing their liability at the scene of the accident. Their teams may try to clean up what they can and talk you out of a case. It’s important to remember that the trucking company will always act in their own best interest, not yours.
If you don’t contact a truck accident attorney directly after your accident, the insurance company representing the trucking company may contact you. As when dealing with trucking companies, know that they’ll act in their own best interest. They may try to offer you an amount of money, and odds are that this amount is dramatically under what they actually owe you in damages. Insurance companies will sometimes offer you money in exchange for your signature ensuring that you won’t sue them.
Immediately Contact an Atlanta Truck Accident Attorney
After calling the police to report the accident, assuming there are no major injuries, your next call should be to your attorney. Make sure your best interest is kept in mind by hiring someone who will fight for the compensation you deserve. The experienced truck accident attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C. are here to help defend you.
Reach out to our truck accident legal team online or by phone at 404-885-9999 to schedule your free case consultation at our Atlanta office. We are located right on East Paces Ferry Rd NE in Buckhead.