If you or a loved one is involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, you should always notify your insurance company. We also recommend that you consult with a lawyer experienced in handling tractor trailer accidents. Negotiating directly with the trucking company or insurance company can lead to issues later on in the event a claim is made against the trucking company. Also, the trucking company may use something you said during negotiations against you later in the case. An experienced attorney in handling tractor trailer cases can help you with communications with the trucking and insurance companies, and also help you get the right medical treatment.