What to do immediately after a truck accident, part 1 | The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery

On Behalf of | Feb 11, 2016 | Truck Accidents |

Being in an accident with a big-rig truck could not only subject you to physical trauma, but your body’s fight
or flight mechanism may also kick in, giving you a rush of adrenaline.
As such, it would not be surprising if you were disoriented and upset
in the immediate aftermath of the collision.

But once you have regained some clarity, there are some steps you should take in
response to the accident. The first thing you want to do is check and see if you or anyone else
involved in the accident has been injured. Immediately call for emergency
medical help for anyone who needs it. Unless absolutely necessary, do
not move anyone who is suffering from neck or back pain or is unconscious,
but rather allow the medical professionals to attend to them.

Next, you may want to contact the police and inform them of the accident,
especially if there have been serious or fatal injuries and extensive property damage. Once the police have been notified, you
must stay at the scene. This is very important as you could be criminally
charged for leaving the area.

At this point, there are a number of things you may want to do that involve
gathering information about the accident. First, you want to get as much
information as possible about the truck and its driver. This would include
the driver’s name, license number and insurance information. Get the
truck’s identification number and license plate number. You also want
to get information about the company the driver is working for.

What is described in this post is only the beginning of what could be a
very complex process of pursuing compensation for you or any family members
who were injured in the accident. But it takes more than just gathering
information to ensure getting a fair settlement. It is important that
the information is properly disseminated and used to build a strong case.

An experienced Texas truck accident attorney may be able to help you piece
your case together and represent your interests in making claims or filing
a lawsuit.
Contact us today!