After a Truck Accident
Watch this video to learn about the steps you need to take after a truck accident. Contact our experienced Texas injury attorneys today.
What should I do after being injured in a truck accident?
One of the first things that needs to be done after a truck accident is to make sure the local government agency is notified. For example, the local police, DPS, or sheriff’s office, depending on where the accident happened. It’s also important that you seek immediate medical help. This includes not only going to the hospital but your own medical provider. Typically, when you’re going to a hospital, they’re going to look at only life and death situations. At the end when they release you, they’re going to tell you to follow up with your doctor. Please don’t ignore that. It’s important that you follow up with your own doctor because there may be injuries that you have that were untreated at the hospital that may need further examination.
It’s also important that you hire an experienced lawyer in handling trucking accidents. There are specific federal and state regulations that may apply to a trucking company. A lawyer who doesn’t handle truck accidents isn’t going to be aware of the various laws. When hiring an experienced trucking lawyer, you can make sure that you are properly protected. This means that any investigation that needs to be done is not only done, but it’s done timely. There may need to be a download done of the 18-wheeler that hit you, which means getting the information off their computer system to see what speed they were traveling at.
There may need to be an expert that gets hired to look at the area where the accident happened. There may be surveillance video around the area from different stores that need to be obtained. All of this is crucial to a case. If you have any questions, we are here to help.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a commercial vehicle crash and have questions about what to do after a truck accident?
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