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I was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on I-85 and injured.  What do I do next?

Posted by Soo Hong | Sep 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

As traffic has worsened in Georgia, I've noticed more tractor-trailers on the roadways, especially on I-85 and I-285.  Often times, truck drivers do not practice safety on the road and it is very scary for drivers, especially those with cars as small as mine.  

At the time of my car accident, I was traveling on I-85 north. The traffic slowed and as I started braking for the traffic in front of me and a tractor-trailer behind me rear-ended me with strong impact. Passing drivers called 911 and I remained in my car until the officers arrived. I refused any medical attention at the scene of the accident. When the officers arrived, I exchange all necessary information.  Even though the officer obtained information from both of us, I collected the other driver's license and insurance information on my own as well.  This is important just in case the officer forgets to include any important information on the accident report. Don't always rely on the police to gather the information for you. I also took pictures of both my vehicle and the other drivers' truck at the scene of the accident. 

After few hours, once the shock went away, I started feeling pinches in my back and shoulders, and the pain continued to get worse throughout the day.  This is why I know and believe my clients did not receive medical attention at the scene of the accident but that did few hours or days later when they started experiencing pain.

I was ultimately able to settle with the insurance company for my property damage and personal injury.  It is important to know the steps to follow once you've been in an accident. 

If you've been in an accident and injured, be sure to gather as much information about the other driver and contact us to help you set up a claim with the insurance company. Seek medical treatment if needed and as much and often as you need it. The accident was not your fault and you need to be compensated.  Be sure to have an attorney on your side. Let us do the work for you while you recover from your injuries. 

Stay safe out there! 

About the Author

Soo Hong

Soo Hong (홍수정) is an owner of Hong & Sessions Law, LLC. Soo prides herself in being able to provide strong personal relationships to her clients. She understands the importance of the tough issues and decisions that her clients are facing and is available for her clients through each step. She finds that the most important aspect of her role as an attorney is to always be available to answer any questions or concerns of her clients. Because of this personal attention, many of her former clients and their families have become close friends with her throughout her representation.

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