Had an Accident with a Semi or a Commercial Truck

Had an Accident with a Semi or a Commercial Truck

If you were involved in an accident with a semi or a commercial truck, there are a number of things that you should do. Daytona Beach truck accident lawyers have compiled a trucking accident checklist for your consideration. Listed below are some of the more important tasks that you should undertake in the event that you have been involved in a heavy truck accident.
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If you and your passengers can safely exit your vehicle do so as quickly as possible. In a crash this always a chance of fire so turning off your ignition and leaving your vehicle could be very important.
If possible, move to a safe location. Away from the traffic lanes in the event additional vehicles are further involved in the collision.
If no one has done so already, call 911 to report the accident. This is extremely important if there are personal injuries. This will ensure that medical attention arrives at the scene as quickly as possible.

Do not leave the accident scene until the police arrive and tell you that it is okay for you to leave.
Gather as much information from the other parties involved as possible. Names, addresses, telephone numbers and insurance information will be helpful later on.
If you or your passengers have a cell phone with picture taking capabilities use it to document as much of the scene as possible. Take pictures of a particular damage to both yours and other vehicles. Pictures of injuries could also be useful. At your earliest opportunity download and store this documentation at a stable and safe location for further use if required.
See to it that you or anyone else involved receives adequate medical attention. Even if you initially did not think you are hurt, being examined by a qualified physician is important. The increased adrenaline levels resulting from the accident itself will sometimes mask pain. Also, some types of injuries take a while to evidence themselves.

It is important that you do not make any statements at the accident scene. It is way too early in the process to determine who was at fault so therefore do not make admissions of fault. Do not say “I didn’t see you, you were in my blind spot”, “my insurance will take care of it” or even “I’m sorry” or any other similar statement. These could be considered as admissions of guilt.truck accident lawyers

Even if you had received medical attention at the accident scene, follow up with a doctor’s visit.
Notify your insurance carrier that you have had an accident and give them any details you have collected.
As soon as practical contact a truck accident attorney. If you or someone in your vehicle was seriously injured it is critical to have your accident attorney begin the process of investigating and collecting evidence. It is important that this crucial data not be lost due to a time lapse.
Remember, the above are only guidelines. A seasoned lawyer knows the in’s and out’s of litigating cases just like yours. They know the right questions to ask the right places to looks for clues and evidence. Their experience is essential to the successful resolution of your case.

If you have been involved in a collision with a heavy truck, don’t delay – contact a Daytona Beach attorney for help today. Our Texas lawyers have the years of experience litigating cases just like yours. Call today!

Broadway’s Terry Allen Kramer asks $135 million for Palm Beach mansion

On Palm Beach’s so-called Billionaire’s Row, a 37,516-square-foot mansion is being shopped around off-market with a nine-figure asking price: $135 million.

Called La Follia, the palatial estate belongs to Terry Allen Kramer, who produced the Broadway plays “Kinky Boots” and “The Elephant Man.”

A bit of exclusivity accompanies the hefty price tag; it’s the only property on the long, thin island that touches both the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, according to the listing brokerage.

Touches of grandeur are found throughout the Italian Renaissance-style home, which was built by architect Jeff Smith in 1995. Elephant statues frame the wrought-iron gate entry, and a stone porte-cochere leads into the limestone-splashed foyer under 25-foot ceilings.

Tri-colored marble floors, coffered ceilings and custom millwork accent the elegant living spaces. There’s an ornate living room with a fireplace, a wood-paneled lounge with a wet bar, a breakfast nook with green-latticed walls and a tile-filled kitchen with a stainless steel-topped island.

A total of 13 bedrooms are spread across the H-shaped estate, which wraps around a grassy courtyard with a pool and spa. Arched loggias take in the scene, and dual staircases descend to a landscaped garden.

The nearly five-acre grounds are completed by a five-car garage, private boat dock and 210 feet of water frontage.

Gary Pohrer, Ashley McIntosh, Cara McClure, Lisa Wilkinson and Adam McPherson of Douglas Elliman Real Estate hold the listing.

Soap opera veteran Jensen Buchanan is ready for a clean break in Brentwood

Veteran soap opera actress Jensen Buchanan has listed a Brentwood home she owns through a trust for sale at $2.45 million.

The single-level Traditional, built in 1955, has an open floor plan, wood floors and vaulted ceilings. A fireplace anchors the living room. The kitchen has a beamed ceiling, stainless-steel appliances and an eat-at center island. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

French doors at the back of the house open to a covered terrace, a pavilion and an outdoor kitchen. A stone bridge with a waterfall overlooks the pool and spa area.

Buchanan, 56, has appeared on such daytime soap operas as “Another World,” “As the World Turns,” “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live.”

She bought the property in 2016 for $1.9 million, public records show.

Jade Mills and Johnny Schell of Coldwell Banker are the listing agents.