What to Do If You Are Involved in a Colorado Truck Accident
You never expect to be in a truck accident. When one occurs, however, knowing what to do can be essential to protecting yourself – and possibly your rights to financial recovery later.
Essential Steps to Take after a Truck Accident
Call the police right away – If you are not too badly injured in the truck crash, call law enforcement authorities as soon as possible to report the collision. Police can help divert traffic, coordinate getting victims help and conduct their own investigations into the collision. Additionally, their accident reports can be invaluable later, especially if officers were able to identify some potential forms of negligence that may have contributed to the truck accident.
- Get medical attention – No matter how badly injured you may feel, make sure you get examined by a physician as soon as possible after the accident. Shock and adrenaline can prevent you from realizing the scope of your injuries, and doctors’ exams and reports following the accident can be pivotal to establishing the extent of the physical damage you suffered as a result of the collision.
- Exchange information with the other involved parties – If possible, get driving and contact information from the other parties involved in the accident. Be sure to document names, phone numbers, insurance providers and policy numbers and even vehicle-related information (such as license plate numbers and vehicle makes/models). If you are not able to get any of this information because you or someone else has been too badly injured in the truck accident, however, it can still be obtained later via the police report and/or the help of a skilled lawyer.
- Take pictures – Try to snap as many photographs of the damage caused by the truck accident as possible. In addition to taking pictures of your vehicle and the other involved vehicles, also photograph any visible physical injuries you may have sustained and/or the damage to surrounding fixed objects. Photos can serve as critical evidence later.
- Report the collision to your insurer – Within a day or so of the truck accident, contact your insurance provider to report the collision. When filing this report, be sure to only discuss the facts of the accident and to not give an official (recorded) statement if you are not prepared to do so.
- Find out more about your rights and case – Contact an experienced truck accident lawyer for a review of your case and advice regarding your best moves for proceeding. An attorney can inform you if negligence may have contributed to the truck accident and, if so, who may be liable for compensating you for your damages and losses.
Contact a Denver Truck Accident Lawyer at the Law Office of James H. Guest
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact a Denver truck accident lawyer at the Law Office of James H. Guest, LLC for help with your financial recovery. Known for providing comprehensive legal representation to the victims of negligence, our attorneys are dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights and interests while helping them obtain the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled.
Contact us by calling (303) 292-2992 or by emailing us via the contact form on this page. We offer free initial consultations, and there is no fee for our services if there is no recovery in your case.
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