Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Truck Accidents



Our Huntsville truck accident lawyers are committed to your recovery and fight to put the pieces back together after a truck accident.


Read these frequently asked questions (FAQs) for answers on what to do after you've been in a truck accident.


What should I do first if I’m injured in a truck accident?

Do not acknowledge any responsibility or liability. Get medical attention, even if you aren’t sure that you need it. You may be injured and not yet know it. Get as much information as possible from everyone involved, including any witnesses, the name of the investigating officers, and note any cameras which may have captured the events.


Why do I need an attorney if I’ve been in a truck accident?

An attorney can help maximize your recovery if you are in a truck accident.


How long do I have after a truck accident to decide whether to file a claim? Generally, you have no more than two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. But, if the accident involved a governmental entity, the period could be as short as six months.


Can I receive compensation if I’ve been in a truck accident?

If you are in a truck accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for lost wages (past and future), medical costs (past and future), pain and suffering, property damage, and in some cases, you may be to punitive damages.


What if I wasn’t wearing my seat belt during the truck accident? Can I still recover damages?

You may still be entitled to damages in a truck accident even if you weren’t wearing your seatbelt.


Will I have to go to court if I file a claim?

Over 90% of lawsuits are resolved before trial.

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