Truck Accident Do’s and Don’ts

What To Do After A Truck Accident

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  • Insist that a report be filed with the police, sheriff or state highway patrol.
  • Obtain names, addresses and telephone numbers of all witnesses.
  • Photograph the scene where the injury occurred and any visible injuries (cuts, bruises). Professional photographs are generally preferable, but not essential.
  • Talk to no one about the truck accident or injuries other than your personal physician or Ohio truck accident attorney .
  • Tell your personal physician or surgeon exactly how the injury occurred and describe all symptoms and complaints. Be sure to report memory problems, confusion or disorientation, however minor these things may seem at the time.
  • Begin keeping a diary of how the injury or death affects your life and family. In particular, write down all medical-related visits and everything that causes physical pain, frustration or worry.
  • Obtain and keep receipts for all expenses relating to the incident.
  • Since you will probably need a professional engineer and trucking expert working for you, you should consult an experienced truck accident lawyer immediately.

What Not To Do After A Truck Accident

  • Do not give a statement to trucking company representatives or its insurance company. Truthful statements you make in an attempt to be helpful can easily be misinterpreted and turned against you.
  • Do not give medical authorizations to the trucking company or its insurance company.
  • Do not sign any release or waiver of any kind. If you are not sure about what you are being asked to sign, you should consult Ohio truck accident attorneys .

Experience And Resources Needed To Handle A Complex Claim

Our personal injury lawyers have the experience and the resources to handle this level of claim. In addition, we welcome the challenge. Too much is at stake following a truck accident, specifically your health and ability to make a living. You will find additional information about truck accidents and their causes here:

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