What to Do in a Truck Accident
The steps you take immediately following a truck accident can make a difference in the successful resolution of your claim. As an experienced personal injury lawyer, Gretchen Myers has obtained significant verdicts and settlements of behalf of those who have sustained catastrophic injuries and those who have lost loved ones in trucking accidents. Through her legal experience, she has found that the actions taken immediately following a truck accident can benefit your claim.
Injured in a truck accident? Call The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C. at (314) 621-5454 to arrange your free initial consultation. You can also email us and someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours.What should I do if I have been injured in a truck accident?
The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C. suggests that the following actions may be helpful:
- Take care of your health. Your top priority should be you. Seek help from an emergency room, even if your injuries seem minor at the time. The stress, panic and adrenaline following a major accident makes it difficult for you to fully and fairly evaluate how your are feeling - let someone else do that. There is nothing to lose. Injuries can take hours or days to surface.
- If you have someone at the scene with you, obtain the names and contact information from people who helped you, who were at the scene and who saw the truck accident happen. Truck drivers frequently tell their own version of the story to protect themselves or their employer. Witnesses can support your version of the accident.
- Take pictures of anything you can. You can even take pictures with the camera on your cell phone. Take pictures of your car, your injuries, the truck and any debris that may be scattered about - any skid marks, the road and the general area.
- Do not discard your vehicle. Keep your vehicle in the same condition. It may be necessary during the accident investigation to analyze your vehicle.
- If you are caring for a loved one who has been injured — perhaps he or she sustained a brain injury or multiple fractures — keep a journal. Take pictures to demonstrate their injuries and treatment. As time goes on, you may block those difficult memories. Journals and pictures are solid memory devices that can be shared with a jury.
Find a competent attorney who has handled hundreds of truck crashes. Put your legal concerns in Gretchen's hands so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. You can schedule your free initial consultation by calling (314) 621-5454.