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Leaving the Scene of a Semi-Truck Accident

Leaving the Scene of a Semi-Truck Accident

Semi-truck accidents represent some of the most horrific types of roadway collisions. If you have been involved in a semi-truck accident, you need to take prompt action to fully protect your legal rights and interests. This includes consulting with a semi-truck accident lawyer, like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm. You can reach our firm 24 hours a day at (800) 349-0000.

On occasion, the driver of a semi leaves the scene of an accident. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation where a big rig driver adds insult to injury by leaving the scene, you may be entitled to even more compensation in your case.

Punitive Damages in a Semi-Truck Accident Case

If semi-truck driver leaves the scene of an accident, you may be entitled to what are known as punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded in a commercial truck accident case in certain situations. Specifically, punitive damages are awarded in a truck accident case when a big rig driver engages in what can be classified as particularly reckless of egregious conduct associated with a collision.

Leaving the scene of a semi-truck accident can be considered particularly egregious conduct. For example, by the leaving the scene of an accident, a big rig driver fails to provide what assistance he or she might otherwise might be able to lend to people injured in an accident. This includes something as basic as calling for emergency responders to attend the accident.

Retain a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer from The Doan Law Firm

The Doan Law Firm semi-truck accident hotline at (800) 349-0000 is staffed around the clock, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. You can call the hotline any time that is convenient for you and schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer from our firm.

During an initial consultation, you will be provided an evaluation of your case. This will include an analysis of whether punitive damages might be an option in a your case. You will also have the ability to raise any questions you might have about your case. There is no charge for an initial consultation with a semi-truck accident attorney from The Doan Law Firm.

Keep in mind that we are a nationwide law firm. We have offices from coast to coast in the United States. We can schedule an appointment with you at any one of our offices. We can also meet with you at your home or at a hospital, depending on your circumstances. We have the capacity to arrange a virtual consultation with on via the Internet.

The Doan Law Firm Attorney Fee Promise

The Doan Law Firm makes a promise to you when it comes to attorney fees in your case. Our firm never charges an attorney fee unless we win a favorable settlement or judgment for you in your case.


Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

  1. After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.
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