What to Do after an Accident
Truck companies typically send an investigator out to the crash scene within an hour. They begin to collect evidence to use in the case.
We recommend that victims take the following steps to preserve their rights:
- Call the police to come to the scene of the accident
- Take pictures of your vehicle, the truck, and the surrounding area (such as skid marks or the debris field)
- Swap personal and insurance information with the truck driver
- Identify any witnesses and get their contact information
Ideally, you will not give a recorded statement to the insurance company, either at the scene or in the days or weeks that follow. Instead, reach out to an attorney.
Why Truck Accidents are Different from Car Accidents
There are many differences. More money is in play, for one. Our clients typically suffer more serious injuries, so they can demand more compensation.
Trucking companies are more aggressive at defending themselves. They have the most powerful insurance companies in the state representing them, and they know how to play hardball.
In some accidents, the truck driver and truck company live in a different state. Coordinating a lawsuit and communication is difficult. It is best to have an attorney handle all communication for you.