What to do After a Truck Accident
Truck accidents can cause especially severe injuries to the drivers of much smaller passenger vehicles. If you are injured after being involved in a truck accident, you may face expensive medical treatment. By taking appropriate steps, you can increase the likelihood of receiving compensation for injuries that were not your fault.
Following a truck accident, you should:
- Call the police
- Seek medical treatment
- Collect the truck driver's name and license number
- Collect the truck's license plate number and trucking company information
If you have a camera, take photographs of the accident location, the position
of the vehicles, your injuries and any damage to the vehicles involved.
After the accident, do not admit fault or apologize. Admissions of guilt can be used against you later, even if you did not cause the accident. In most cases, you should not speak with the trucking company or their insurance provider. If you want to pursue a fair amount of compensation for your injuries, you should communicate with the trucking company only through an attorney.
If you were injured in a truck accident in New Hampshire or Vermont, please contact the experienced New Hampshire truck accident lawyers at Van Dorn & Curtiss at (603) 556-4148 to schedule a consultation.