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Are there things I shouldn’t do after being in a truck accident?

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Yes, there are many things you do NOT want to do after being involved and injured in a Peachtree City trucking accident, including:

  • Not documenting the crash – you need to take pictures, write down what time of day the accident occurred and what direction you were headed. Also, you need to document the trucker’s name, address, driver’s license number, insurance company name, insurance policy number, name of the trucking company, and the truck’s VIN and license plate number and state. If you don’t have this information, it can actually hurt your claim.
  • Leaving the scene of the accident – You should never leave the accident scene if you are in a truck accident in Georgia. On the same note, you should always call 911 and make sure that a police officer documents your wreck and makes an accident report so that you have proof that the accident took place.
  • Admitting fault – you never want to apologize or admit fault immediately after the crash. Emotions are running high, and it is easy to say the words “I’m sorry” or start blaming the other driver. Remember to keep your cool and don’t say too much.
  • Not getting medical and legal help – after being in a traffic accident with a large commercial truck, you will want to get checked out by a medical doctor. Additionally, you will want to speak with an experienced accident attorney to find out how to proceed with a personal injury claim.

The Law Offices of Shane Smith may be able to help you following a truck accident in Peachtree City. Call 770-HURT-999 and talk with a skilled personal injury lawyer in a free consultation and find out more about your rights to a financial recovery.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia