After most truck accidents, victims may want to take some of the following steps:
Seek emergency medical attention if necessary. If emergency personnel believe that you should be transported from the scene in an ambulance, do not fight it. Your physical health should be your first priority and many truck accident victims suffer devastating injuries. Even if you do not need emergency treatment, you should always seek a full medical evaluation after the accident so all of your accident-related injuries can be diagnosed and properly treated.
Collect information. If you do not require emergency medical attention and can remain on the scene, you should collect as much information as possible. Take down all identifying and contact information of other drivers and witnesses, as well as the identification number of the truck involved. Also make notes of the state of the truck driver, including whether he seems fatigued or intoxicated in any way.
Take photos. Use your cell phone or other mobile device to take as many photos of the scene of the accident as possible. Try to document any tire marks on the roads, damage to the vehicles, any road hazards, and more.
Consult with a Fayette County truck accident attorney. An attorney will be able to advise you on your chances of recovery from any responsible parties and can help you file a legal claim.
Contact a Fayette County truck accident attorney for a free consultation
After a truck accident, it is completely understandable that you will be emotional, in pain, and maybe even in shock. An experienced truck accident lawyer at Shane Smith Law can act as an advocate on your behalf to ensure that your rights to recovery are protected. At our office, we strive to guide our clients through every step of the legal process, and we aim to make this process as easy for you as possible so that you can focus on your physical recovery. To schedule your free consultation, contact us today at (770) 487-8999.