What Should I Do After a Commercial Truck Accident?
Being involved in a commercial truck crash is a scary experience. You may feel dazed and confused, with little time to process what just happened. That is why knowing what to do after an accident before it occurs can help you manage the situation in a calm and organized manner. Our firm wants clients to know their rights after an accident, and we provide information regarding steps to take after a truck wreck so you can increase your safety and improve your chances of obtaining compensation.
After a truck accident, you should:
- Seek medical attention. If you are severely injured, stay where you are and call 911. It is best to wait for emergency medical assistance to arrive and treat your injuries. However, even if you don’t think you are injured, or you only have minor bumps and bruises, it is still important to see a doctor as soon as possible after an accident to ensure you don’t have underlying injuries.
- Document the scene. If you are able, you should take pictures or videos of the scene. You should also get the insurance information of the truck driver, as well as contact information of any witnesses. Take pictures of injuries, as well as all vehicle damage caused by the accident. This can help you pursue compensation later on.
- Hire an experienced truck accident lawyer. After a truck accident, the insurance company may try to pressure you into accepting a claim right away. However, this claim is usually very low, and you will be unable to receive more money after you sign an insurance release. Thus, having a knowledgeable attorney on your side is beneficial. A lawyer can investigate to determine fault in the accident, and represent you to insurance companies as you seek compensation.
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