What Should I Do After a U-Haul Accident?

Last updated on: February 17, 2022

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Renting a U-Haul truck is a convenient way to move your belongings to your new home. However, driving a U-Haul includes some risks.

U-haul trucks and trailers are larger and more difficult to navigate than your normal cars, which can result in serious moving accidents. Crashes do happen, and the most important thing to remember is to stay calm.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a road accident involving a U-Haul, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a skilled U-Haul wreck attorney.

Safety First

After an accident, make sure to assess the safety and health of the people who were involved before anything else. If possible, get everyone out of the U-Haul and move the truck to a safe place away from the road. Check to see if anyone needs medical attention, and call 9-1-1 for help if necessary.

Get the Police Involved

Once you’ve taken immediate steps to address the safety of those involved, make sure to call the police and file an accident report. This accident report will be necessary when dealing with both parties’ insurance providers.

Contact U-Haul

Your next step is to contact U-Haul to inform them about the accident. They will provide instructions on what to do depending on the condition of the truck and whether you purchased one of their additional insurance plans.

U-Haul has listed information on how to report a truck accident here.

U-Haul Insurance Coverage

U-Haul offers various damage coverage programs designed to protect you from liability while using their trucks. Depending on the type of coverage you purchased, the damages may or may not be covered.

If you chose not to purchase additional coverage, you will be responsible for the damages. Your personal car insurance provider may or may not cover the damage sustained from the accident.

It is a good idea to review your insurance policy before you rent a U-Haul. This will allow you to make an informed decision about whether to purchase the additional coverage U-Haul offers. If the accident was caused by a malfunction related to the truck itself, U-Haul may be liable for damages incurred.

How Bad Is the Damage?

If the U-Haul was totaled, and you purchased additional coverage, U-Haul will send roadside assistance to help you. Depending on the severity of the damages, they will either repair the truck or provide you with a different truck.

If the U-Haul can be driven after the accident, then you should finish your move and deal with the resulting paperwork once you return the vehicle.

Get Help from Experienced U-Haul Accident Attorneys

Pursuing an injury settlement after a U-Haul accident is a unique challenge. Having an experienced attorney who understands the specifics of how U-Haul deals with accidents will help you maximize your compensation.

At Zinda Law Group, our truck accident attorneys can help you build the best case possible and pursue maximum compensation for medical bills, property damage, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more. And as one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your case.

If you’ve been involved in a U-Haul accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with one of our experienced truck accident lawyers. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.