Each year in the United States, nearly three million people suffer injuries and more than 40,000 are killed as the result of automobile accidents.
Pinnie Law handles a multitude of cases involving automobile, motorcycle and truck accidents. These cases range from
accidents involving modest injuries to those in which death and catastrophic injuries are the result.
Regardless of the type of vehicle accident, it is important that you contact a lawyer about your injuries as soon as possible.
Pinnie Law knows how to fight these companies and can protect your rights.
With our help, you have a better chance of receiving the compensation you need to cover the costs associated with your injuries, including medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Recovering compensation after an accident with a truck or other commercial vehicle is especially difficult. Transportation companies have commercial insurance policies that are protected by teams of lawyers and adjusters.
They will try to deny fault for the accident to avoid paying out large settlements.
TIPS FOR WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE IN AN ACCIDENT
- Identify the driver or drivers of the automobiles involved in the automobile collision. Be certain that you get the other driver’s address, telephone number, and insurance information. Write down the license plate numbers of the other vehicles.
- Identify any witnesses to the automobile accident. As soon as possible, get the names, addresses, and/or phone numbers from any witnesses to the accident. Many times witnesses will stop at the scene to see if they can be of assistance. However, they have a tendency to leave the accident scene without leaving their names or phone numbers. These witnesses may be critical to your claim and obtaining their identity would be very helpful in the event that legal action is taken.
- Protect the scene, if it is safe to do so. You are usually best off not moving the vehicles until the police have arrived. In this regard, use common sense.
- While you are waiting for the police to arrive and before you leave the scene of the accident that day, and to the extent that your medical condition allows you to do so, you or someone from your family should write down the time and place, the weather and road conditions and even a diagram showing the relative positions of the vehicles and the directions from which they were coming or located at the time of the accident. This type of information or any writing that you create should not be given to anyone other than your attorney.