Once you know that you've been injured in a truck accident case, you should contact an attorney right away. Because it's important to preserve the evidence, get the facts, get the appropriate accident reports, notify the appropriate insurance companies, because there are time limits to get certain benefits. Additionally, it's important to get witness identification and possibly statements from them. If the injury is serious, very serious, the lawsuit should be filed quickly so that it can be in the process. It does take a long time and the trucking companies defend them very vigorously, so it can take a long time. The sooner that the attorney's brought into the process, the better.