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CAR AND TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
Motor Vehicle Accidents
As an Accident Lawyer, I represent clients that have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle accidents include any accident involving vehicles such as motorcycles, trucks/SUVs, semi trucks and cars. There is a myriad of legal issues for each type of accident in which you may be involved. You need an experienced Accident Lawyer to help you navigate through the complexities. More about Car Accident Attorneys San Antonio here
For example, if you are involved in a car accident, there are important issues stemming from the type of car insurance you purchased. You will have medical benefits coverage under you car insurance policy that covers medical bills for you and your family. Your health insurance will only cover you or your family after the medical benefits under the car insurance policy are exhausted. Moreover, you would have selected a lawsuit option under your policy. You selected either full tort or limited tort. Oddly enough, your selection of a lawsuit option affects whether you may bring a claim against the person who caused the accident. There are exceptions, however. For example, you may be deemed to have selected the full tort or zero threshold option if the accident involves a commercial motor vehicle. Do not confront these complex issues alone. Retain me as your Accident Lawyer to protect your legal rights.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer, there are state and federal regulations governing maintenance and inspections of the vehicle, the number of hours per day the driver is permitted to operate the truck, and mandatory insurance requirements for the owner of the tractor or trailer: Title 49 CFR Part 391 – Qualifications of Drivers, Title 49 CFR Part 392 – Driving of Commercial Motor Vehicles, Title 49 CFR Part 393 – Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation, Title 49 CFR Part 395 – Hours of Service of Drivers and Title 49 CFR Part 396 – Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance In addition, most current day trucks including tractor-trailers have data recording devices or “black boxes” that may obtain critical information about your accident. This data needs to be preserved immediately. You need an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer to make certain that it is. If the data is favorable to you or your family, the owner of the tractor-trailer will be very disinterested in its preservation. The data can be easily written over once the tractor is put back on the road.
What to Do if Injured (Consider printing this page and carrying it with you.)
These suggestions are expressed for an auto accident; however, most of the suggestions will still be applicable in any type of personal injury claim.
* Call the police immediately at 911 if you or anyone is hurt and/or if there is damage
to vehicles or property. It is important that a police report be filed of record.
* Keep calm. Make no statements to anyone about the accident, or who might have
been at fault. Do not answer questions about the accident for anyone except
the police or medical personnel.
* If possible, write down the date, time, and place of the accident. Or do so as soon as
you can afterward.
* If possible, exchange driver’s license and vehicle registration and insurance
information with other parties involved.
* If possible, get the names and addresses of witnesses.
* Write down the name, badge number, and jurisdiction (i.e., Philadelphia, Cherry
Hill) of the police officer taking your accident report.
* If possible, take photographs of the scene and vehicles involved.
* Describe the accident to the police as simply as possible. Do not assess or accept
* If another party’s insurance company or investigator asks you to sign any papers or
provide a written or recorded statement, do not do so without first consulting with
As seasoned Accident Lawyers, we have vast experience handling motor vehicle accidents. We will utilize the latest technology and consult with the best experts to prove your case. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact me to learn how a Personal Injury Lawyer can help you and your family during these difficult times. Call me, the initial consultation is free. Because we are trial lawyers, we only get paid if you win. We work solely on a contingency fee basis. Get a seasoned Accident Lawyer fighting for you!!
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