Car accidents are complicated enough but truck accidents can be even more complex. Even if you think you know what to do if you are involved in this type of accident, we urge you to keep reading and learn the five steps you should take. If you are in need of a free legal consultation, we invite you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 right away.
- Talk to Other Drivers – But Do So Carefully
- Take Photos
- Go to the Doctor
- Embrace Documentation
- Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney
After the accident, you should talk to drivers and witnesses to gather the information you need. However, be careful when you do so. You do not want to accidentally say something that could negatively impact your case. Get contact information, including business cards, from anyone who was involved in the accident or saw the accident. This can be essential information for your personal injury attorney.
The unfortunate truth is that if you have to take your case to court, it could take months or even years to get it resolved. For this and other reasons, it is a good idea to have pictures that can clearly document the damage that was done to the vehicles. Take photos of the injuries. Continue taking photos that show how your recovery is progressing. Take videos. The more information your attorney has, and the more evidence you can provide them, the better your chances are.
If you have any injury, you should have it looked at by a medical professional. Even if you do not think that you have been injured, it is wise to visit the doctor after your accident. You may have an underlying issue that does not become apparently immediately, such as nerve damage or a head injury. Going to the doctor also creates evidence for any potential personal injury claims you may have.
Now is a great time for you to embrace the process of documenting everything. Write down your memories of the accident. Write down every doctor’s appointment you go to, write down all treatment, and write down your feelings as the days go on. Include both how you feel physically and how you feel emotionally.
One of the most important things you can do is realize that the insurance agent is not your friend. They are not there to help you. Their job is to settle claims for as little as possible to protect their company’s bottom line. You need someone on your side and The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker is just that party. Call us now at 800-333-0000 and we will be happy to provide a free legal consultation.