What To Do After A Truck Accident
If you or a loved one was involved in a truck accident recently, you need to take action right away to protect your right to recovery and compensation. A crash can drastically change your life immediately afterward and in the future, so it is important to know what to do after a truck accident so you can mitigate the damage and maximize your compensation.
Follow These Steps:
1. Take pictures at the scene if possible. If you or someone in the vehicle is able to take a few photos with a cellphone, this can provide critical information when recounting both the cause of and the damage suffered in a truck accident. However, if you and your occupants are injured, you should dial 911 immediately for emergency medical services.
2. Go to the doctor. Even if you did not suffer a visible injury in the accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Many accidents can result in unseen traumatic brain injuries or whiplash that can result in damage to the spine. Obtaining a diagnosis of all injuries can give you a better idea of how to seek recovery.
3. Speak with a lawyer. Contacting a lawyer is especially important after a truck accident. Due to the complexity of the trucking industry, you have to take specific, immediate steps to establish liability that differs from a typical car accident claim.
Speak With John A. Caputo In Pittsburgh Today
Do not hesitate to contact John A. Caputo & Associates, P.C., for help immediately following a truck accident. We can even handle your needs with your insurance company. Call us for a free initial consultation with an attorney who can explain your rights. Dial 412-620-6361 or send an email.