Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 at 1:20 am    

Commercial trucks weigh 20 to 30 times more than the average passenger vehicle. Semi-trucks are larger and much taller than passenger vehicles. The difference in size can place occupants of other vehicles at a high risk of sustaining catastrophic injuries and life-threatening injuries. Large truck accidents result in severe injuries, substantial financial losses, and emotional distress. Meeting with a Sacramento personal injury attorney for a truck accident consultation can provide answers to your questions about compensation for truck accident claims and your legal rights.

An Initial Truck Accident Consultation Results in Information and Answers

During an initial truck accident consultation, an attorney gathers information about the accident from you. The attorney listens carefully to your explanation of how the accident occurred. He may ask numerous questions to learn as much information as possible from you during the initial truck accident consultation.

You can also ask the attorney questions during the consultation. The consultation is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the attorney’s experience, skills, track record, and attorneys’ fees. You can also ask about the personal injury claims process and what to expect.

What Should I Bring to My Truck Accident Consultation?

The initial truck accident consultation focuses on the truck crash and the harm you suffered because of the accident. However, it is helpful for you to bring any documentation that you have to the appointment. Information that can be helpful to an attorney during a truck accident consultation include

  • Copy of the accident report or police report
  • Copies of medical records
  • Copies of any traffic tickets or citations issued at the accident scene
  • Eyewitness information, including notes about anything said to you by witnesses at the accident scene
  • Notes that you took regarding what you remember about the truck accident
  • Emergency room records and notes
  • Photographs or videos of the accident scene
  • Pictures of your accident injuries
  • Results of diagnostic tests, such as MRIs, CT scans, and X-rays
  • Copies of insurance policies

You may or may not have the above information before you meet with an attorney. If you do not have the information, do not worry. If you retain the attorney, your lawyer will work to obtain the necessary information and documentation.

Personal Information About Your Injuries and Damages

You can also help your attorney by keeping a log or journal detailing your recovery. Your attorney needs information about how your injuries impacted your life and the level of suffering you endured because of the injuries and your recovery.

Information to include in your journal include:

  • Type of injuries sustained in the accident;
  • Extent of your injuries;
  • Daily pain levels;
  • Type of medical treatment received;
  • Time missed from work;
  • Challenges with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, feeding, etc.;
  • How the injury affects your personal life, such as events you miss and activities you cannot perform;
  • Impact on relationships with family and friends; and,
  • Any other information you think your attorney may need to know.

Some of this information needs to be gathered throughout the case. Your attorney can provide additional guidance on gathering evidence that can be used to calculate the pain and suffering damages for your truck accident claim.

Contact a Sacramento Truck Accident Attorney for More Information

When you meet with our attorneys to talk about your truck accident, we listen. We answer your questions and talk about your goals for filing a personal injury claim. Our lawyers assess your case and provide honest, frank information about your options and legal rights.

To schedule a free truck accident consultation with a Sacramento truck accident lawyer, contact The Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000.

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