The steps you take following a truck accident can be some of the most important things you do to protect your rights. It’s vital to recognize how you move forward, but you may be unable to do so without taking the necessary steps that help you build a strong case.
Below, we’ll explain some of the most helpful steps you can take after a truck accident. We’ll help you move forward through the claims-filing process in the most effective manner possible.
Get the Right Information
The information you gather after the crash can be crucial evidence that helps you pursue compensation. Some of the things you want to get should include the truck driver’s license, license plate number, name of his or her company, and insurance information.
You should also take some time to take photos at the accident scene that can help strengthen your case. These pictures should include photos of the area, the vehicles’ damages, and your visible injuries.
Talk to Witnesses
If any witnesses see the collision, make sure you speak with them to get their statement. If possible, have them write their statement down and date and sign the document. The more details they put in the statement about who caused the accident, the better.
Get Medical Help
Ensure you take the opportunity to see a medical professional—whether it’s a paramedic at the accident scene, the emergency room, or your primary care provider. The faster you get medical help, the better it is for your treatment, and you can get a medical record that helps you build a strong case.
Hire a Lawyer
Seeking legal help can safeguard your rights moving forward. An attorney understands how to prove liability and build a case to pursue the maximum value possible. Working with a lawyer means you level the playing field with insurance adjusters.
At Lowe Law Group, our truck accident lawyers are committed to helping you use the evidence you gather. We’ll build a strong case on your behalf, putting your needs and best interests first to obtain the compensation you deserve.