Truck accidents are some of the most devastating types of auto accidents that our roads will see. If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is essential that you reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to seek the compensation you require for the emotional, physical, and financial burdens you have sustained. Continue reading to discover the most common causes of truck accidents and what steps to take after being injured in a truck accident.
What are the most common causes of truck accidents in Washington D.C.?
Truck accidents are commonly caused by truck driver negligence. The most common negligent actions seen behind the wheel include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while fatigued
- Neglecting large blind spots
It is also possible for truck employers to be partly responsible for truck accidents. This can be caused by the failure to ensure their drivers are fully certified or if they conduct company affairs in a way that may endanger the safety of others. It is also possible for truck company employees to be responsible for truck accidents by neglecting to maintain a truck or improperly loading a truck.
What should I do after being injured in a truck accident?
Having a plan after being injured in a truck accident can make a huge difference in the way you protect yourself and your future. Follow each of the below steps to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim:
- Call the police and ensure an ambulance is sent to the scene of your accident.
- Collect the other party’s insurance information
- Take photos of the damage caused by the accident to any cars, trucks, and property involved.
- Ask witnesses for their contact information.
- After you have been treated for your injuries, collect all medical documentation relating to the incident.
- Retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof necessary to collect compensation.
What is the statute of limitations for auto accident personal injury claims in D.C.?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to take legal action against the party responsible for causing your injuries. The statute of limitations for auto accident personal injury claims is generally three years in Washington D.C. To avoid being barred from suing, reach out to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney today to begin the claims filing process. We are here to help. Contact our firm to schedule an initial consultation.
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