64-year-old Donald Ray Thompson of Hot Springs, AR, was walking on the sidewalk near the 2700 block of Central Avenue in Hot Springs, near the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort. At the same time, a Mack semi-truck was turning from a parking lot onto Central Avenue near Oaklawn Avenue when the truck’s front bumper made contact with Thompson, causing fatal injuries.
Steps to Take in Litigating a Truck Accident Case:
Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced truck accident lawyer, represents victims injured or killed in semi-truck accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims injured in commercial truck accidents. Mickelsen adds, “Professional truck drivers must be aware of their surroundings – always. Given the size and length of a semi-truck, when pulling out from a parking lot onto the road, truck drivers must be particularly cautious of pedestrians.”
Preserve and collect relevant evidence as soon as possible. This includes, but is not limited to, dash cam footage, witness statements, video, photographs, tire marks, black box data, and so forth.
Retain an expert to inspect the scene of the accident and the data in the commercial vehicle.
Obtain a copy of the accident report and speak with the witnesses and responding officer.
Collect medical records and bills and ensure the injured party is getting the treatment they need.
Identify and research the at-fault driver, the owner of the commercial vehicle, the employer of the at-fault driver, and all other relevant parties.
An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking and towing accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.
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