If you have been involved in a truck accident, we want to express our deepest sympathy. These accidents are some of the most tragic auto accidents on the road. We see horrific injuries from truck accidents all the time and we dedicate our practice to getting compensation for these victims. To make sure your rights are protected after an injury, follow these important first steps after a truck accident.
Important First Steps After a Truck Accident | Collect Evidence
If you are too injured to stay on the scene and collect evidence, you should get on the ambulance and get taken to the emergency room. If you are able to stick around, there are several things you should do. You want to first make sure your vehicle is out of the way of traffic and that everyone involved is safe. You should call the police and get them on the scene right away. You should get the contact and insurance information from the truck driver as well as contact information from any witnesses. On top of that, we urge you to take photos and videos of the scene, all vehicles involved, and your injuries. We can use all of this to build a strong case for you.
Important First Steps After a Truck Accident | Do Not Talk to the Insurance Company
It is almost a guarantee that the insurance company will try to and get in contact with you after the accident. They will ask you for a recorded statement and make it seem like it would help your case if you obliged. You should never fall for this. They are looking to get an answer from you that makes you seem at fault for the accident. We truly urge you not to take that call or give a statement. Don’t give them any reason to withhold the compensation that they owe you. The best thing to do in a situation like this is to let your attorney take over all communication with the insurance company. They will make sure that the insurance company is held accountable for the damages you incurred from the accident.
Call an Experienced Attorney
If you have a serious injury from a truck accident, please do not hesitate to call our Arizona truck accident attorneys today for a free consultation. We will do everything in our power to protect your right to compensation. We will handle the insurance company and make sure they are held accountable for the negligence of the insured. Call our office today to set up your free consultation.