After a truck accident, you should do the following:
- Attending to your safety and health, as well as the safety of others, should always be your top priority. Seek medical attention immediately if there are any signs of injury, no matter how minor. The severity or extent of an injury is sometimes not fully apparent in the immediate aftermath of an accident. Ensure first responders (ambulance, fire, and/or police) are called as needed.
- Exchange contact and insurance information with all other drivers involved, pedestrians, witnesses, and police. If you feel well enough to do so, try to secure any evidence you can by photographing the scene and speaking to witnesses.
- If you did not go to the hospital immediately after the accident, see your healthcare provider as soon as possible to determine the nature and extent of any injuries you may have.
- Consult with a qualified personal injury lawyer early in the process to protect your rights and seek the maximum compensation possible.