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Impactful things can happen quickly following a truck accident

Truck accidents are quick events that can have severe and long-lasting consequences for their victims. Just as it doesn’t take long for a truck accident to occur, it doesn’t take long after a truck accident for things to happen that can have significant implications regarding a victim’s legal and overall situation when it comes to pursuing fair compensation.

For one, in the period immediately following a truck accident, many decisions can come up for a victim that could potentially have impacts on future compensation-seeking efforts. This includes decisions regarding what to do and what to say in relation to matters connected to the crash.

Also, the evidence situation related to a truck accident can change rapidly in the period following the crash. Things such as witnesses forgetting key details or getting cloudy memories regarding the accident or evidence deteriorating or becoming lost or very difficult to detect can happen not long at all after an accident. What evidence is available regarding a truck accident and the quality of it can have significant implications when it comes to determining and proving accident cause. Truck crashes can be caused by all different kinds of things. A list containing examples of some of the things that can be behind such accidents can be found on our firm’s page on truck accidents.

Additionally, it often doesn’t take long after a truck accident for truck companies and insurance companies connected to the accident to start taking substantial efforts to protect their own interests. So, a truck accident victim can rather quickly find themselves facing significant resistance and roadblocks to getting the compensation they deserve.

All the above-discussed things underscore why it can be very important for Missouri truck accident victims to not delay when it comes to getting solid legal advice and strong legal representation after a crash. Given how many critical events can happen in the period after a truck crash, having a skilled personal injury attorney’s support and help during this time can prove very helpful for a truck accident victim when it comes to protecting their interests.

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Ben Schmitt

Attorney Ben Schmitt

Mr. Schmitt has over 25 years of legal experience in Missouri and Kansas, and he has been first chair in over 100 jury trials in state and federal courts. He is recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal, Super Lawyers, Avvo.com and Martindale Hubbell as one of the best personal injury lawyers in Missouri and Kansas.

Matt Mulhern

Attorney Matt Mulhern

Mr. Mulhern has over 25 years of legal experience and a 100 percent success rate arguing before the Missouri Court of Appeals. He has a unique knowledge of the inner workings of insurance companies and how they will dispute your injury claim. He practices in both Missouri and Kansas.