What to Do After a Truck Collision
A collision between your car and a truck can be a difficult and shocking experience. In an instant, your life and the lives of your family can be changed forever. At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, we are very experienced in helping families through the difficult aftermath of a truck collision. Here is a list of things that you can do after an accident with a truck – box truck, van or 18-wheeler – to protect your legal rights.
Call the Police.
Accidents happen and when they do, the police should be called to the scene in order to protect your rights regardless of whether the collision was minor and regardless of whether the operator of the truck is attempting to minimize your damage. The full extent of injury to person or property isn’t always known immediately following a collision thereby making it important for the police to memorialize the specifics. In addition to calling the police you should attempt to obtain the information of the other driver and memorialize the license plate number and the State of registration of the truck.
Get Medical Attention.
It’s important to get medical attention after a truck collision. If your or one of your passengers has suffered an injury of any kind, get a full assessment of your medical condition by trusted medical professionals, and get it as soon as possible after the accident. Don’t put your health at risk.
Contact Your Lawyer Immediately
Your lawyer can advise you about how to protect your rights and what your responsibilities are. You should get the advice of a lawyer before you call your own insurance company. Your lawyer will also take statements from any witnesses before their memories grow “dim.” You have a very short timeframe in which to file certain applications with your insurance company. For these and many other reasons, it is imperative to contact your lawyer as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, we always fight for the rights of our clients, first and foremost. We know how to take on large insurance companies and obtain substantial settlements and verdicts to help our clients deal with their traumatic experience. With over $500 million in verdicts & settlements for our clients and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, we never stop fighting for our clients.