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What to do immediately after a truck accident, part 2

If you have been in a truck accident, it's understandable if you are feeling shaken. And if the accident resulted in injuries, then you may not be dealing only with pain, but also the stress of trying to pay for medical expenses. If you are in this situation, you may be wondering what to do next. Well, one step you may wish to consider is seeking the assistance of an attorney who can represent your interests.

The first thing to understand is that the more information you can provide to an attorney, the more effectively he or she can act on your behalf. Last week on this blog, we wrote about the measures that can be taken immediately after a truck accident. In that post we focused on what to do while at the scene of the accident. In this post, we will elaborate on the kinds of accident details that can aid your attorney, such as the following:

  • The exact location of the accident and how it occurred.
  • If any other vehicles, drivers or pedestrians were involved.
  • The road conditions at the time of the accident. This includes if the road was dry, wet or in some way damaged.
  • Any contact information you may have gotten from others who were part of the accident or witnessed the accident.
  • If the police made a report on the accident.

If there were any videos or pictures taken at the scene.

In addition, it could help your attorney to know if any of the drivers involved in the accident were charged with traffic violations or if an ambulance arrived at the scene.

Your success at securing appropriate compensation will likely be connected to how well you can demonstrate who was liable for the accident. An experienced truck accident attorney could possibly use the details you provide to help build a case aimed at getting you the recompense you need to cover your expenses.

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