How to Handle a Truck Accident

Truck accidents have the potential to change the course of your entire life. Since they often leave catastrophic or fatal injuries in their wake, it’s in your best interest to know how to handle the aftermath of a truck accident so you’re equipped to recover the compensation you deserve from all liable parties.

Read on to learn how to handle the aftermath of a truck accident and protect your rights.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

The steps to take after a truck accident are similar to the steps to take after a car accident, but involve gathering additional information that will help you hold all responsible parties accountable.

Since trucks are commercial vehicles, there are multiple parties that may be held liable for damages in the event of an accident. These parties include the truck driver, the trucking company, and the cargo loaders, to name a few. In order to understand the roles these parties play and how they may be held liable, read our previous blog on the topic.

After getting into a truck accident, take the following steps to increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation for the damages you sustained:

  1. Check to see if anyone requires medical assistance and if so, contact emergency medical services.

  2. Contact the police and input your knowledge of the accident into the responding officer’s police report.

  3. Exchange information with the truck driver, including their driver’s license information, vehicle information, insurance information, and company information.

  4. Take photos of any physical injuries and property damage that you sustained at the accident scene.

  5. Take note of any traffic cameras near the accident scene and contact local authorities to recover any videos of the accident.

  6. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you through the legal process and assist you in recovering maximum compensation.

At Bandas Law Firm, our Corpus Christi personal injury attorneys are well-versed in this area of law, and we know how to fight to recover the compensation you need and deserve after a truck accident. We’re not afraid to go up against large trucking companies to help you obtain justice.

Contact us today at (361) 238-2789 to learn how we can assist you.

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