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Truck Accidents

The reason attorneys have a separate practice area for large truck accidents is because this type of accident often causes serious, debilitating injuries. In addition, the large number of large trucks/logging trucks in Louisiana causes many catastrophic accidents each year. If you need help after being hurt in an accident with a large truck please contact your personal injury attorney, Craig Hill, today. With over 15 years of experience and a vast knowledge of personal injury law I work every day to ensure that injured get maximum compensation for their injuries.

If you’ve been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle such as an 18-wheeler, truck, bus, van or automobile, then J. Craig Jones will work hard to help provide you with compensation for your accident. Due to certain regulations and restrictions, and the quick-acting nature of trucking companies and their adjusters, it is imperative to act fast and seek an experienced truck accident attorney at Jones & Hill Law who can protect your rights and interests.

What can you do if you are involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle? Before contacting an attorney, follow these helpful tips that will help protect your rights, and potential compensation, when involved in this type of accident.

  • Never drive away from the scene of an auto accident
    Even a minor fender bender can cause damage and injury so be sure to stay at the scene of the accident and follow the steps provided below.
  • Call the police
    Always call the police. A police officer will be able to gather all the necessary information from parties involved to properly document the facts of the accident. By involving the police, you are creating an official record of what has transpired and determine fault. Also, be sure to provide the necessary and accurate information to the police and refrain from making any additional statements until you consult attorney J. Craig Jones.
  • Gather information
    While the police will gather information from all parties involved, be sure to gather information for your own records as well. Be sure to include the following:

    • Names and contact information for all parties involved in the accident (e.g. telephone numbers, address, email address)
    • Drivers license and license plate numbers for all parties involved
    • Names and contact information from any witnesses to the accident
    • If you have a camera handy or one on your cell phone, take pictures of the vehicles involved and the scene of the accident.
  • See a doctor
    If you are hurting, we recommend consulting with a licensed medical practitioner to properly document any injuries sustained as a result of your wreck. Relatively minor accidents can result in severe injuries, requiring hospitalization, doctors’ visits, physical therapy and even surgery leaving you with significant medical costs. It is important for you to consult a personal injury attorney like J. Craig Jones to ensure that you are protecting your rights with regards to these medical expenses.
  • Injuries often associated with low-impact, rear-end, roll-over, and head-on collision car accidents include whip lash, strains, sprains and bruises. In some cases, sever internal injuries may occur.
  • Determining who is at fault
    Even though you have followed all of the advice listed above, turning to experienced accident attorney like J. Craig Jones, who knows that personal injury law, is key. Contact Attorney J. Craig Jones immediately to determine if you have a case and what your next steps should be. If you don’t act fast, you run the risk of evidence being lost, witnesses disappearing and potentially receiving less compensation for your injuries.
  • Negligence
    It is imperative to determine if the vehicle was operated in a negligent manner. J. Craig Jones can help you prove the fault of the truck and we will work hard to get the compensations you deserve for damages such as:

    • Lost wages
    • Medical expenses
    • Funeral expenses
    • Property damage
    • Non-monetary injuries such as pain and suffering or mental anguish

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