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What to do After a Trucking Accident

Injured in an Accident? Call our Accident Attorney in St. Louis Now!

If you or a family member is in a truck accident, you need to take five important steps to protect yourself:

  1. Call the Police if you are Able
    1. It is very important you file an accident report, even if you think there is little or no damage. Not only is this required by law but it could be used as an important piece of evidence later on.
  2. Get Immediate Medical Attention
    1. Do not decline medical care. Many people try to “tough out” an injury after an accident. This is a mistake. Your health and safety are most important after an accident. Many injuries do not appear until hours or days after the accident, or get progressively over time. You should be thoroughly checked out after an accident.
  3. Notify your Insurance Company
    1. Do not skip this step as it could impact the outcome of your case. Your insurance company will conduct an investigation that could assist in your claim against the trucking company, and is necessary for you to recover under your insurance policy.
  4. Find Witnesses and Take Photos
    1. The police report will identify many witnesses and investigation officers sometimes take photographs of the accident scene. Additional evidence is often needed. Try to obtain any witness information that is not in the accident report, and determine if there are any nearby stores that may have video surveillance cameras. Take as many photographs of the truck accident ​scene as possible from different angles and perspectives, including skid marks, or lack thereof. If you are not able to take this step, ask a friend or family member to do so.
  5. Call a Truck Accident Attorney before Talking to the Trucking Company.
    1. The trucking company or its insurance company will want to talk with you shortly after the accident. Before talking to them, call an experienced truck accident attorney. The trucking company will try to get information from you to help them defend against your claim. You should have the help of an attorney before this conversation.

For experienced legal representation for your St. Louis Car Accident case, call the legal team at Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. by dialing (314) 635-7606 now. 

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