It was over in less than a minute. A truck hit your child and your whole life changed. As you sit by your child’s bedside and manage your child’s medical care—or worse, as you plan your child’s funeral—you are left with a lot of questions about what you can do now to see that justice is done.
Three Things You Need to Know if Your Child Is Hit by a Truck
Truck vs pedestrian accident cases can be complicated and confusing, but they can also have a positive outcome. You can hold the trucker, or trucking company, that caused your child’s injury or death accountable and recover financial compensation.
An experienced truck accident lawyer can help you file your case in court, negotiate with the right insurance companies, and protect the evidence that will be important to winning your child’s case. Before that happens, however, you need to know the following:
- Don’t talk to the trucker, trucking company, or insurance company on your own. It may be tempting to try to handle this matter on your own. You would expect that the responsible party would want to compensate a child. Unfortunately, truck accident cases—even cases that involve children—are not that easy. Anything you say to a trucker, trucking company, or insurance company can later be used against you. Therefore, it is better not to say anything at all and instead to direct the person asking questions to your lawyer.
- Anticipate defenses. The trucker or trucking company may raise defenses. One of those defenses may be that it was your child who was negligent rather than the trucker or trucking company.
- Hire a lawyer. An attorney can advise you every step of the way so that you can do what is in the best interest of your child.
Our truck accident lawyers would be pleased to offer you a free consultation so that you can make an informed decision about whether to pursue a truck accident case after your child’s truck accident injury. Please call us or contact us through this website today to schedule your free, no-obligation meeting today.