5 steps to take immediately following a Canton truck accident-
- Call police and emergency services.
It is always best to notify the authorities of the truck crash. Specify your location, a brief description of the accident, and any injuries of you or the truck driver that you can distinguish. If you or the other driver do not have a cell phone, try flagging down a passing vehicle so they can call 911.
Try to avoid moving your body or other passengers unless in immediate danger. This is because the adrenaline rush after an accident is super high and can mask you feeling serious injuries. You many be transported for further medical treatment. If your injuries are minor and you don’t need emergency medical treatment, try to visit your general doctor sometime that week to get checked out.
- Try and preserve evidence from the accident scene.
This might sound a bit strange to consider after being involved in an accident. But, the truth is that the pictures and police report are so important to your future claim. Those two pieces of evidence (and others) are tangible proof of how the accident happened. Gathering evidence could also mean finding witnesses of the accident to speak to the police.
- Contact your insurance company.
You do need to get in touch with your auto insurance company and inform them of the accident. But, be careful how much information you give them at first. Sometimes, giving an insurance company info right after the accident can de-value or deny a future claim. You should inform them of the crash and that you will be in touch again at a later date.
- Contact a personal injury lawyer.
This may be the most important step you take. With a lawyer’s help, you can file a claim against the negligence of the truck driver who caused the accident.
The Kalka & Baer law firm has skilled Canton trucking attorneys that can help you receive the settlement you deserve. Please read through our website pages to see more information about the cases we handle and successful cases we’ve settled.
For a free, no obligation consultation contact Kalka & Baer today. Call (404) 907-1594 or (404) 835-8072.