Traffic accidents usually occur for several common reasons: driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure of brake systems, distracted driving, or limited knowledge of and experience in operating a vehicle. Even if you’re driving safely in a well-maintained car, you can’t control the actions and circumstances of other drivers.
If you’re in a car accident, our experience Personal Injury attorneys will fight to protect your rights and advocate for the best possible outcome.
TRUCK & 18-WHEELER ACCIDENTS
Most accidents involving an automobile and a tractor-trailer truck are very serious and often fatal. If you or someone you know has suffered an accident involving a large truck, you need an experienced Personal Injury attorney who specializes in handling these accidents.
Here are six things you can do immediately after a motor vehicle accident that will help your future case:
- Never admit any form of guilt or liability. It is human nature to feel regret, to think you must have done something wrong, or to want to tell the other party that you’re sorry. However, these kinds of statements can be used against you in court and by insurance companies. It is best to say nothing. It will allow a lawyer to do their job without having to work through what the other party may claim is a statement of guilt.
- Always collect the other driver’s license plate, insurance information, registration, driver’s license, and personal contact information.
- Take photos of both vehicles (especially any damages), the other driver, and the scene of the accident.
- If you’re injured, or if you suspect the other driver is operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or if there are other complicating circumstances, call 911. Involve the police in any accident that caused injuries or may cause delayed injuries.
- Collect witness information, including names, phone numbers, and addresses, and if possible, take photos of them.
- Keep all documents related to your vehicle easily accessible in your glove compartment.This will allow you to easily show your insurance card, registration, and other information to the police when asked to do so.
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