What Do I Do After a Trucking Accident?

If you are involved in an accident involving a truck, to whatever extent you are able, you should begin to take steps right away to protect yourself, your family and your interests. Beginning immediately, take the following steps:

Determine whether you or anyone else needs immediate medical attention

Protecting life and limb is the first priority immediately following a trucking accident.

Call the police and paramedics immediately.

Get medical assistance if needed, and don’t let anyone leave the scene of the accident until the police have arrived and made their report.

Gather evidence if you are able.

Take plenty of photographs documenting damage and/or injuries. Get insurance information from all parties involved in the accident.

Be checked by a doctor, even if you feel fine.

In many cases, internal injuries don’t become evident until after the fact.

Contact your insurance company.

Let them know what happened so they can start a file. Send them copies of your evidence as applicable.

Contact an attorney, especially if you or a loved one has been injured.

The sooner a legal professional is involved, the better your chances of being properly compensated if necessary. If the other party’s insurance company contacts you (and they probably will), say as little as possible until you?ve talked with an attorney. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, call Sutton Slover for a free case evaluation at 404.768.0292.