Following these basic steps in the aftermath of a collision with a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle can help support your claim for compensation if the accident was caused by another person’s negligence.
Contact local law enforcement or call 911
Report the accident and provide law enforcement with an accurate description of what happened. Do not apologize or admit fault for the crash.
Seek medical attention
Pursue immediate treatment for any obvious injuries to yourself or your passengers. Even if you don’t feel hurt, it’s a good idea to undergo a medical evaluation; not all injuries are instantly apparent.
If possible, get the names and contact details for any other involved drivers or witnesses.
Take photos and/or video
If you’re able, take photos or videos of the accident scene, including your injuries and resulting vehicle damage.
Schedule A Free Consultation
Schedule a consultation with a lawyer who has experience handling truck accident claims.
Do not discuss the crash or your injuries with other involved drivers or other drivers’ insurance providers.
If you have more questions about truck accident cases, call our law firm at 866-510-0580 or check out this post covering the most common questions we’re asked about truck accident cases.