Four Things to do after a Serious Truck Accident
With the number of cars and drivers on the road, accidents are a fairly common occurrence. Any auto-related accident is a dangerous situation, and when there is a truck involved, the potential for serious injury is increased. Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident injury can be overwhelming, especially if you are simultaneously trying to rest, heal, and recover while worrying about medical bills and inability to work at your previous capacity. Although it might be difficult to take any action, there are certain steps you should take in order to protect yourself and your future physical and financial health.
Here are four things that you should do after being involved in a serious truck accident in Connecticut:
- Contact the Police and file an accident report. After you are in an accident, make sure that both you and the other driver are pulled off to the side of the road in a place where you are out of the way of traffic. If it is safe to get out of your car and talk to the other driver, you can do so in order to request their personal information and their insurance card. Then call the police to file an accident report. Although calling the police might seem extreme, having an official report that documents the details of the accident is incredibly important for presenting evidence in your claim with the insurance company.
- Seek Medical Attention. In the event of an accident, even a minor injury should be examined and potentially treated. When there are serious injuries as a result of a truck accident, immediate medical attention is even more essential. If you are able to drive yourself to a hospital, or if you have someone who can drive you, do not delay. If you are unable to transport yourself, ask the police to request an ambulance. Having a medical professional examine your injuries is crucial for your immediate health, and having professional documentation of the injuries sustained in the accident will be extremely important evidence to support your claim when you request compensation for damages.
- File a claim with your insurance company. This is an important step, you want to make sure that you document the accident, but do not provide unnecessary information that might hurt your claim. For this reason, it’s best to work with a lawyer to navigate the process.
- Consult with an attorney to help you navigate the claim process. The insurance companies have lawyers working for them, and you should as well. The claims process can be complicated, and when you are attempting to heal from an injury, dealing with an insurance company might not be at the top of your priority list. Let an experienced attorney help you recover the damages that you are due while you focus on the most important thing – recovering.
If you have been injured in a Truck Accident, call Polito & Harrington today
If you or someone that you know has experienced a serious injury in a truck accident, it is important to understand your rights. Polito & Harrington have the experience and expertise to help you through the claims process and will work on your behalf to collect just compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 860-447-3300, or contact us online to set up an initial consultation. We are here and ready to help.