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What To Do And Not To Do For A Truck Accident

by | Dec 24, 2022 | Firm News

Following a truck accident, you may feel like your head is spinning. While it’s true that truck accidents can cause dizziness, feeling like your head is spinning may be from everything you have gone through. The physical injuries you are suffering from, the stress and anxiety that came as a result of your accident, the paperwork filing, and the phone calls you are constantly doing to prepare for your truck accident claim can all make you feel overwhelmed. You should not have to feel like you are stuck taking care of everything following your truck accident when you should be focused on recovering. This is why it can be helpful to work with a law firm and understand what you should and shouldn’t do following a truck accident. 

Do save your evidence. You want to know that when you are working on your claim you have the evidence to back everything up. It is important to remember to take as many pictures and videos as possible (from different points of view), get any eyewitness statements, and even save your clothes from the accident if they were damaged in any way or have blood on them. 

Do remain calm. This is especially important when it comes to talking with the truck driver. It can be easy–and completely understandable–to be mad at the truck driver. If the accident was their fault, you may have many feelings and you might be angry that they put your life in danger or that you became injured. While these are completely normal feelings, it is important to be cordial at the scene of the accident. Taking your anger out on the other driver will not help your claim. 

Don’t go on record. A lawyer, like a Richmond, VA truck accident lawyer from a law firm like MartinWren, P.C. knows that many insurance agents like to make it seem as if you are legally obligated to go on record regarding your accident. They will try to catch you off guard and tell you that you need to make a recorded statement. You do not have to go on record (and shouldn’t) and you have the right to wait to speak with insurance agents until you are with your lawyer. 

Don’t blast your information on social media. It is so hard to keep things private in this day and age. However, even if you have the best of intentions to simply update your loved ones, it is best that you avoid speaking about your accident on social media, even if your profile is set to private. Insurance agents can get a hold of your information online and use this against you in a settlement. 

How do I know what I should do? 

It is important to know what you should and shouldn’t do when it comes to your truck accident claim. For more information on how to handle your claim, reach out to a law firm you can trust.

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