Georgia Truck Accident Attorney Shane Smith Gives Actions to Take Immediately After a Truck Accident
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the number of fatalities and injuries in “Large Truck Crashes” have increased every year, year-over-year, from 2009 to 2011. The statistics are as follows for each respective year:
- 3,380, 3,686 and 3,757 for fatalities
- 74,000, 80,000 and 88,000 for injuries
With these statistics, there is a chance that you or a family member may be involved in a truck accident. Therefore, if you have never been involved in a truck accident, and you are the unfortunate victim of a truck accident, and can walk away from it, the following is a general guide on what you should do to ensure relevant information is available for your Trickem truck accident lawyer during your free legal consultation.
Right After the Accident
Assuming you are not seriously hurt and can walk after the truck accident, you want to record as much information as possible. This includes taking photographs, working with law enforcement and other public safety officials. Other relevant information includes:
- The name of the trucking company
- The license plate of the truck
- All other drivers and vehicles involved in the accident
- The date, time and weather conditions before, during and after the accident (if possible)
This information may not be as forthcoming or able to obtain depending on where the truck ends up, where your car ends up, if you are even medically fine to obtain any of this information. However, along with the help of your Gwinnett County truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith, there is ample opportunity to obtain information after you obtain necessary medical attention to see if a personal injury claim exists.
What information can be obtained after the truck accident?
Working with your Georgia truck accident lawyer you will be able to supply him or her with relevant dates, injuries, and associated information to find relevant documents including the Police Report, medical records and other documents that will help in determining what party or party is at fault.