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What to do immediately after a truck accident

On Behalf of | Jul 9, 2024 | Car Accidents, Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can be scary, but taking the proper steps can help protect you and your rights. Here’s what you need to do.

Stay calm and check for injuries

First, make sure you and everyone around you are okay. Immediately call 911 if you or anyone else has been hurt. Your safety is the most important thing.

Move your car

If you can drive your car, move it to the side to avoid more accidents. Turn on the car’s hazard lights to alert others.

Call the Police

Even if the accident seems small, call the police. You may need an official report later when dealing with insurance companies or if it becomes a lawsuit.

Collect evidence

Get all drivers’ names, numbers, addresses, and all relevant details. Also, write the license plate numbers and the trucking company’s name and contact information. If there are witnesses, get their contact information too.

Take photos

Take pictures of the accident scene, the vehicles, any injuries, and road conditions. These photos can be noteworthy evidence.

Seek medical attention

Even if you feel okay, see a doctor or other medical practitioner as soon as possible. Some injuries might not show up right away. A medical report can connect your injuries to the accident.

Report the accident

Notify your insurance company about the accident. Give them the details, but avoid admitting fault or giving too much information without legal advice.

Talk to a lawyer

Contact an attorney who works in the area of truck accidents. They can help you through the legal process and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Following these steps can protect yourself and your rights after a truck accident. Stay safe on the road.

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