It can be difficult to think clearly after a truck accident leaves you injured and in pain. Your initial reaction is the right action—you should get immediate medical attention for your injuries. A doctor can help you manage your immediate pain, diagnose your injuries, and create a treatment plan so that you can recover to the maximum extent possible.
However, while getting good medical care is the most important thing that you can do to help yourself after a truck accident, it is not the only thing that you should do.
Three Other Things You Can Do After a Truck Crash
In addition to getting medical help, you can help protect your fair recovery of legal damages by:
- Collecting evidence. Any evidence that you can collect at the scene of the crash may be helpful. This may include (but may not be limited to) taking pictures of the accident scene and getting the names and contact information for any witnesses to the crash.
- Being careful about who you speak to and what you say. Insurance adjusters have a job to do and that job is to pay you as little as possible for your claim. In an effort to do that job, they may use your own words against you in a way that you did not mean for those words to be used. Be very careful what you say. Do not speculate about the causes of the crash and do not apologize.
- Calling an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can talk to insurance adjusters on your behalf and make sure that all of your rights are protected throughout the litigation and settlement processes.
You’ve been through a terrible trauma. While these steps may seem simple enough to follow, there are many details that can help or hurt your potential legal claim. You should speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Let us help you navigate the complicated steps that you need to take so that you don’t have to worry about making a potentially costly mistake. Contact us online or call us directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and to learn more tips for protecting your truck accident case.