My husband was in a serious truck wreck yesterday and was badly injured. Some people are saying that I should get a lawyer right away but I don’t see the reason for it. I really want to wait and see how my husband does and get his input on who the lawyer should be. Why shouldn’t I wait?
You should not wait because the trucking company is probably already gathering evidence to use in the case. I came upon this blurb on the website of a law firm that represents trucking companies:
[Our] transportation group has created a rapid response team that is available 24/7 to immediately respond to your clients’ needs with respect to serious injuries, fatalities and catastrophic losses.
Thus, it is not uncommon for trucking company claims representatives or lawyers to be on the scene of a wreck gathering evidence, talking to witnesses, and preparing a defense to the case. If the victim of the wreck does not do the same thing evidence may disappear and recollections of witnesses may fade.
You would be advised to seek the advice of an experienced trucking company lawyer as soon as possible. Read here to see what qualifications you should seek. Read here to learn more about litigation against trucking companies.