If you are involved in a trucking accident, it’s important that you take the right steps to seek medical care and make your claim against the truck driver or their employer. Not taking the steps necessary to take care of yourself or to build your case could have significant consequences.
When you’re injured by another driver, it’s vital that you know what to do next. Here are five things that you should do to help yourself on the road to recovery.
- Call 911 to seek help at the scene
One of the first things to do after a crash is to call 911 to make sure that the emergency team and police are on their way. After you do this, you can go onto the next stage, which is to wait for help or to talk to the others involved in the crash.
- Take photos and exchange information
If you are able to, talk to others to exchange your personal information and begin to gather photos or videos of the scene.
- Get medical care
When the ambulance arrives, it’s important that you do go to the hospital and get examined. Until you do this, you should not say that you’re fine or uninjured, because injuries may develop (and symptoms may become prominent) over the next several days.
- Keep records of your medical costs, expenses related to the crash and other documents
After you seek medical care, remember to keep copies of your medical documents. Keep receipts for any expenses related to the collision.
- Speak with a personal injury attorney
Finally, remember that you can speak with a personal injury attorney when you’re ready to make your claim. Having an attorney on your side will assist you in being sure you don’t say or do something that could make it seem like you’re not badly hurt or that you played some role in causing the crash.
With the right help, you can fight for fair compensation and the financial support that you need after a serious injury. Follow these steps, so you can be in the best position possible to make a claim.