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A Tractor-Trailer Ran My Daughter Off the Road Then Left the Scene

The Law & You
November 30, 2017

The Law and You

A Tractor-Trailer Ran My Daughter Off the Road Then Left the Scene

A viewer’s daughter was run off the road by a tractor-trailer, who then left the scene. With the daughter in the hospital, what can the family do? Tractor-trailer accident lawyers Ed Ciarimboli and Corey Suda have the answer.

Dave Kuharchik: We’re talking about an issue with a tractor-trailer tonight in this edition of “The Law & You.” With us tonight is Attorney Corey Suda, who’s here for Greg, and Ed Ciarimboli. Good to see you guys.

Ed Ciarimboli: Greg is actually out right now doing an inspection on a tractor-trailer case.

Dave: That’s a good thing to be doing. Because, as you always say, you got to get out there quickly and get on top of things.

Ed: Yep, we got the call yesterday. He’s out there today.

Dave: And we have another viewer to help with the case like that. Pete in Dallas says, “My daughter was run off the road by a tractor-trailer. He left the scene but she got his license. She is still in the hospital. What should we do first?” My two cents would say call Fellerman & Ciarimboli immediately.

Ed: Thank you, Dave. You should. Even though they left the scene, a couple of things you need to do immediately. Notify the police. You got the license plate, notify the police that this was essentially a hit and run but it sounds like there wasn’t any contact. They ran you off the road, make sure there’s a police report. And then get to a lawyer immediately so that you can send out what’s called a spoliation letter to lock down all the evidence you’re going to need in order to pursue this case. Really critical. Corey has written about ten complaints recently in trucking cases so he can tell you more specifically about some of the causes of action are going to be. But you got to get to a lawyer quickly on this.

Corey Suda: Just because the tractor-trailer did not strike the vehicle does not mean he’s not at fault. You have potential negligence cause of action. The tractor-trailer driver could have been over the hours of service if he’s swerving into your lane of traffic, so there’s negligence supervision. So you really got to get to a lawyer. Call the cops and call your lawyer immediately when something like this happens.

Ed: The clock is ticking on these cases. You got to lock down the evidence immediately in order to make sure you put yourself and your family in the best position to be successful.

Dave: Call, email, social media, it’s easy to reach Fellerman & Ciarimboli. Results matter with Attorneys Corey Suda and Ed Ciarimboli. Have a good night, guys.

Ed: Thanks, Dave.

Corey: You too.

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