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Don’t Speak With the Adjuster if You Are in a Truck Crash


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5/9/2012
   
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Your life can change in the blink of an eye, without warning. Perhaps you were driving down I-90 one afternoon in South Dakota when a truck crashed head-on into your car. Unfortunately, truck accidents can happen to anyone. Eighteen-wheelers are so big and heavy that truck drivers oftentimes cannot stop or swerve in time to avoid a crash.

According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are over 500,000 truck accidents each year. While only approximately 16 percent of these crashes are the trucker driver’s fault, an overwhelming number of motor vehicle operators are killed. If you are in a South Dakota truck accident, call Zimmer, Duncan and Cole, LLP, to speak with an experienced Sioux Falls truck accident lawyer.

Dealing with a trucker’s insurance company is difficult and frustrating, especially following a devastating motor vehicle crash. A knowledgeable truck accident attorney from Sioux Falls wants you to be careful if you try to deal with the aftermath of the crash yourself. Below are some tips that you may find helpful. 

You must be sure not to:

  • Complete any paperwork given to you by the truck driver’s insurance company or sign any documents without having the forms reviewed by an attorney.
  • Talk to the truck driver’s insurance claims adjuster or legal representation, even if you believe that you did not cause the crash.
  • Release your medical records to the opposing party or their agents.
  • Speak with a private investigator.

Trucking accidents are complex and involve matters such as the size, weight and speed of the truck, as well as the type of cargo being hauled. Therefore, there always is more to the accident than simply your side of the story. Call a Sioux Falls truck accident attorney before the opposing party has a chance to twist your words around.

A motor vehicle crash with a truck is likely to result in serious damage to your vehicle and injuries. Sadly, the crash may also result in fatalities. Call Zimmer, Duncan and Cole, LLP, to consult with a truck accident lawyer from Sioux Falls if you or a loved one has been in a motor vehicle crash in South Dakota. Call our office at (888) 733-2992 for assistance. Our attorneys will fight for you to protect your rights.



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