After a Truck Accident
Are you wondering what steps you need to take after a truck accident to maximize your compensation? Watch this video to learn more.
What should I do after being injured in a truck accident?
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, there are a few things that are imperative for you to do. The first thing is to contact law enforcement so that they can arrive at the scene, document any evidence as to how the accident happened, and assess fault. The next thing that you need to do is to make sure that you gather any contact information of independent third-party witnesses. Oftentimes, it’s the witness testimony that decides who’s going to prevail in a case of disputed liability. The next thing that is imperative for you to do is to seek immediate medical attention and make sure that you tell your medical provider about every problem that you’re having. Oftentimes, we see cases in which people come to us too late after an accident. They’ve gone days or weeks trying to tough it out, thinking it will go away and it doesn’t. What happens is the insurance companies use that gap in treatment against the person to say that they really weren’t injured.
The next thing that anyone who was in a truck accident should do is contact a competent attorney, specifically a board certified civil trial lawyer that specializes in personal injury law.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a commercial vehicle wreck and have questions about what to do after a truck accident?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg truck accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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Out of Town Legal Resources
We received a call the other day from someone who was looking for a truck accident attorney in Texas. We only practice in Florida, but we found a personal injury firm in San Antonio, TX that did a great job with their online legal resources. If you or a loved one are injured in a truck accident in Texas check out their Texas Truck Accident Guide.