If what you are saying is correct--there is a commercial insurance policy which generally has large liability limits. It is best that you consult with a personal injury attorney a.s.a.p. in order to guide you in this process.
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If you were injured you should obtain medical treatment and consult with a Florida personal injury attorney experienced in trucking accidents as soon as possible. They will ensure evidence for your case is preserved. Most initial consultations are free. If you were not injured you need to contact your own insurance company and let them handle it for you.
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You should seek medical treatment immediately for any injuries. You should then go see a lawyer who will be able to protect your rights and get you just compensation for your injuries and property damage.
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If you were injured, I would recommend you call an attorney asap. If not, and only had property damage, I would recommend using your collision coverage (if you have it) to fix your car and your insurance company fight for a recovery.
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The officer's conclusions do not matter for a civil suit. If you were hurt, get care. Then see a lawyer.
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You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.
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I agree with the responding experienced car accident attorneys. You should seek medical attention for your injuries sustained during the truck accident and expert legal representation from a top-notch car accident lawyer in your area. Best of luck.
Immediately consult a local personal injury attorney, either one of those who responded to your question or another listed on AVVO under the tab "Find a Lawyer" Most personal injury attorney provide free consultations. You need professional legal assistance with this incident - contact an attorney ASAP
This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.
First of all, you are doing the right thing by getting medical attention. Your health is a priority and should continue to seek medical treatment and interview an attorney that you feel confident will investigate your potential claim and not sugar coat it for you. There is always a battle when it comes time to determine who was at fault. Its possible both of you share some % of the liability. An attorney may hire an accident reconstructionist to assist you or possibly find any eye witnesses.