Central Transport International Truck Accident Lawyer
Central Transport International is a fast-growing trucking company in the United States. Central Transport International is a privately held company that works with a wide variety of major corporations and transports goods for some of the country's largest manufacturing and retail companies. Operating 200 customer service centers in the US and Canada, Central Transport International offers long haul trucking services in all major regional markets.
Central Transport International’s most prominent markets include Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, and Los Angeles. Central Transport International has some of the highest earnings in the long-haul trucking industry with an aggressive recruitment campaign. They use a web-based computer system to communicate with docks and drivers through handheld computers.
Even though Central Transport International is a leader in technology and efficiency, as with any other company, their truck drivers make mistakes. When a Central Transport International truck driver drives negligently or recklessly, they can cause a truck accident that results in the injury or death of innocent people.What to Do After Being Injured in a Central Transport International Truck Accident
Being injured in any type of car or truck accident is a shocking experience. It can be jarring to be involved in a car accident and knowing what to do afterward can be difficult. Many truck accident victims feel overwhelmed by what has happened and unsure of how to proceed. Taking some time to think about what to do after a serious truck accident can help you protect yourself and maximize your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve for your injuries. The following steps can help you protect yourself in your claim after being involved in a Central Transport International truck accident:
- Pull over: Pull your motor vehicle over if you can so you do not block traffic. If you are sitting on a busy road, it is possible that a distracted driver could collide with your vehicle and cause even more injuries. Additionally, stopping after a truck accident is required under North Carolina law. If you do not stop and pull over, you could face criminal charges.
- Call the police: If you are involved in a truck accident, the truck driver may try to pay you cash to entice you to drive off and not call the police. However, we always recommend calling 911 and requesting a police officer to come to the truck accident scene. If you are injured, or anyone else on the scene is injured, request medical help. The police officer who arrives at the scene will file an official report which can be important when pursuing compensation. The details from the police report can be used to prove who was at fault for the truck accident.
- Exchange information: Exchange information with any witnesses to the truck accident, the truck driver, and anyone else involved. If you can do so, write down their statements regarding what happened. It is easy to forget what people said to you after a truck accident. Writing down details will help you at a later time when you are working with your lawyer to pursue compensation.
- Do not speak to an insurance adjuster: Trucking companies have more resources than the average driver. An insurance adjuster may come to the scene of the truck accident. Do not answer any of the adjuster’s questions, and only speak to the police officer. We recommend discussing your case with a lawyer before you consult with an insurance adjuster. Your lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company and work with them so that you can focus on your recovery.
- Seek medical attention: If you are seriously injured and unable to move, the most important thing you should do is wait for emergency medical personnel to come and take you to the emergency room. However, even if you were not seriously injured, it is wise to seek a doctor right away for a thorough medical evaluation. Getting checked out by a doctor and following through with your doctor's instructions will help you prove that the truck accident caused your injuries and that you take your injuries seriously.
Do not accept a settlement or sign anything from an insurance adjuster before discussing your case with a lawyer. The insurance company may be trying to take advantage of you and offer you a low settlement that will not cover all of your expenses. Instead, we recommend contacting the experienced personal injury lawyers at Arnold & Smith, PLLC, as soon as possible to schedule your free initial consultation.