What to Do if You Are in a Trucking Accident
The Transportation Department released statistics that 5,300 people died in crashes involving trucks or buses in 2006; and about 126,000 were injured. The leading causes of serious trucking accidents are drivers falling asleep, suffering heart attacks or seizures or otherwise being physically impaired.
If you are injured in a trucking accident and/or suffer property damage, here is what you need to do.
First, check to see how badly you are injured and call an ambulance if needed. Be especially careful when it comes to internal injuries, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you suspect you’re injured, do not hesitate to get medical care.
Second, get the driver’s license of the truck driver, along with his license plate number and insurance information. Also, find out which company he is driving for and get their contact information as well.
Third, take pictures if possible. Even if you don’t have a camera, a cell phone camera is better than nothing. Take pictures of the accident scene, the damage to your vehicle, the truck and any bodily injuries that you have.
Fourth, keep copies of all medical records, towing costs, repair estimates to your vehicle, prescription medication; any cost that comes from this accident, even transportation costs to a doctor.
Fifth and final, hire a California truck accident attorney who will not charge you any money up front. You want a California truck accident lawyer who is going to take your case on a contingency basis, which means they get paid only when you get paid.
Our California truck accident lawyers are very experienced in handling truck accidents (we also handle cases nationwide). In every serious injury truck case we will determine if the driver should have been on the road in the first place.
If you, or a loved one, were involved in an truck accident involving a truck or big rig, then you deserve to have California truck accident attorneys who will leave no stone unturned. We will fight for you. Do not delay. There are time deadlines. Please call 800-722-0756 today. When you’re injured in a truck accident, having the right lawyer does make a difference.