How to Act After a Truck Accident: 7 Things to Do

Were you injured in a truck accident? We can help you

If you or any friend has been injured in a truck accident, you can trust an experienced truck accident attorney at the Zehl & Associates for exceptional support in the pursuit of justice and recovery.

When a truck accident occurs, here is what you should do to protect yourself and possibly claim for recovery:

Follow as many of these steps as possible after a truck accident so you can safeguard your rights while focusing on recovering. If you can only follow some of these steps, steps 3 and 7 are the most important.

Step 1: Go to a safe place.

Go to the sidewalk, the shoulder of the street, or anywhere that is away from traffic. If possible, help the injured get to safety as well.

Step 2: Call the police.

Dial 911 in serious accidents or when someone has been clearly injured. For minor accidents, call the local non-emergency police number. In Houston, that’s (713) 884-3131.

Step 3: Seek medical assistance.

If you were injured, have yourself checked by emergency medical personnel at the scene and then see a doctor, regardless of whether you think you are injured. You may not experience some injuries until several days after the truck accident.

Health care services serve two important purposes:

Results improve: A doctor can diagnose and start treating injuries. This can minimize or prevent complications and lead to better prognosis.

They help a future claim: Medical records will document diagnoses and treatments and thus establish both the magnitude of the injuries and the treatment.

Step 4: Exchange insurance and driver information.

With the other drivers involved in the crash, exchange:

Names and contact information

Driver-related information, including driver’s license numbers and vehicle vehicles involved, as well as the patent numbers and vehicle identification numbers (VINs) of everyone involved

Step 5: Take photos and record videos.

Get photos and videos of:

The vehicles involved

The damage

The characteristics of the environment

The scene of the accident as a whole

Images can establish the nature of the damage. They can also be helpful in determining and proving who was at fault.

Step 6: Just report the facts.

When talking to the police, others on the scene, and insurance companies, just report the facts of the accident that you are completely sure of. This may include:

Where and when the accident occurred.

Who was involved in the accident?

What happened next

Never apologize or admit guilt. If you don’t know something, it’s better to say that than to guess or guess.

Step 7: Contact an attorney for a free consultation on your legal rights.

A truck accident attorney can explain your legal rights and options while helping you take the right steps to:

Start your claim

Dealing with insurance companies

Prepare your case to ensure its success and the maximum recovery available

Protect your legal rights

At The Zehl & Associates, We are proud to be allies and advocates for those injured in truck accidents, and we don’t just promise results for truck accident victims. We have a long history of providing the maximum compensation possible, and we always strive for our clients to obtain the highest recoveries available.

While compensation cannot reverse the damage caused by serious accidents, we know that recoveries from truck accident cases can help restore lives.