If somebody you care about has been in a wreck with an 18 wheeler or a semi truck, one thing you got to know right off the bat, that company that owns that 18 wheeler and their insurance company, within minutes of that wreck their driver’s going to let them know and they’re immediately going to start working on ways to blame you for the wreck. Doesn’t matter whether it was your fault or wasn’t your fault, they’re going to start working on ways to blame you immediately. How soon should you hire an attorney? Put it this way, you parachute out of an airplane and your main parachute doesn’t open, how long should you wait to pull your reserve parachute? Go ahead and take as long as you want, you got the rest of your life to get it done.