COMMON MISTAKES AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT
The biggest mistake our personal injury attorneys find after a truck accident is our client not collecting vital information with regard to the name of the driver of the truck, the insurance company that insures the truck, and the company that owns that truck.
Another common mistake is not calling the police and having a record of exactly what happened. Have the police investigate how things happened and why things happened.
If you’re hurt, make sure you seek medical treatment right away. There is no reason to wait while you’re in pain and symptoms aren’t being relieved.
Maybe the most important mistake that people can learn from is waiting too long to contact an attorney. This is a mistake for a couple reasons. First, the insurance company for the opposing party, the trucking company, will certainly call you, try to get a statement and tell you a little bit about how the process works. You want to make sure that your rights are being protected and your interests are being looked after.
Additionally, you want to make sure that an investigation occurs right away. By hiring an attorney, you can get that done promptly. The longer you wait, however, the more likely it will be that people disappear, witnesses forget what happened, or vital information is lost.