Being in an accident caused by a commercial truck or tractor-trailer especially can result in serious and even catastrophic injuries you may be left with the rest of your life. Therefore, it is of critical importance you understand how to act in the wake of such an accident, provided you are physically able to. If you are unable to do so, a Fort Worth personal injury attorney may perform such acts on your behalf.
Gathering evidence in the aftermath of any motor vehicle accident is of paramount importance. Other than the driver’s license and insurance information of the truck driver, you should obtain the name of the trucking company and all Department of Transportation numbers on the truck and the trailer.
Aside from identifying the owner, operator(s), and responsible parties for the truck, getting any information from witnesses to the accident can be very helpful in putting to gather an injury claim for you. Even nearby stores may have surveillance cameras which recorded the accident.
Gather Evidence to Strengthen Your Case
Another positive step you can take is to photograph the scene of the accident, property damage to your vehicle, and your injuries as best you can. This can also go a long way in establishing negligence and winning your compensation claim.
If injured, you should seek immediate medical attention. Follow your physician’s advice and retain copies of any documentation, in particular receipts for any treatment or procedures done to your injuries.
Finally, you should refrain from giving any statements to anyone, especially an insurance claims adjuster before you consult with an attorney as anything you say can be twisted and contorted into admitting fault which can jeopardize your chances of recovering compensation.
Speak with our firm as soon as you can after being harmed in a truck accident. We can put together a strong case for your compensation thanks to our experience and tenacious representation! Contact our office today for help.