As you probably know, truck collisions are very common, especially in the state of Georgia. In this blog, we will go over your first steps if you have been the victim of an accident involving a large truck. Keep reading!
- Call the Police
The first step in any accident is to call the police on the driver at fault. Having a police report about the accident is necessary in a successful legal case to determine liability and ensure the most accurate details of the collision. You will want to have an instant piece of documentation that proves the accident occurred and that you were the victim of the accident.
- Take Photos and Videos
For documentation purposes, you need to remember to document the accident. The more evidence you have, the better your argument is if determining fault is an issue. Make sure you take photos of the other driver’s truck, license plate, driver’s license, insurance information, and that you ask for their contact information
- Prioritize Your Health
Once you have finished at the scene of the accident, you either need to be transported to the hospital via ambulance or by someone else driving you. It is best to go to the hospital as soon as possible, even if you do not feel badly injured. You need to be examined for potential future injury that could come to the surface. It is common to not feel pain until the following couple days. This is due to the extreme rise of adrenaline in your body. In some cases, injuries may come up weeks, even months after the accident, so it is imperative that you are examined by the hospital and even your primary care provider as soon as possible.
- Research Lawyers and Have Your Case Reviewed
It is in your best interest to do your research on local personal injury lawyers near you. Having an experienced attorney is the best way to get the justice and compensation your case deserves. The best way to get more for your suffering is to find and choose a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following the accident.
In a truck collision, it is not only the driver at fault, but you will also be fighting the company that employs the truck driver. This is not easy to take on solo, so we highly recommend researching and choosing the personal injury right for you. If you are local to Atlanta, we would love to help you get the representation, compensation, and justice you rightfully deserve. Give us a call at 1-844-428-4529 and let’s go over the details of your case and treatment. Haug Law Group is here for YOU.