Being involved in an auto accident can be a scary ordeal in and of itself, but what should you do if you are involved in a traffic collision with a truck? For starters, you should be reassured that the law is on your side if you are involved in an accident with a truck, especially if a company owns the truck that was involved in the collision. Immediately after the accident occurs, you should check to see if you have any physical injuries because, there are different types of physical injuries you can sustain in automobile accidents especially those involving trucks. These injuries may include whiplash, broken bones, lacerations, spine injuries, or traumatic brain injuries. Knowing what injury, you sustained can help significantly in obtaining immediate medical treatment and rendering an appropriate diagnosis, so the injury does not get worse. Once you assess your injuries you should schedule an appointment to meet with your doctor so your doctor can provide an accurate diagnosis. Next, you should assess the severity of the accident and contact the police so they can file a police report.
It is important to take as many pictures of the scene of the accident as possible as these pictures can help to establish fault against the truck driver. Once you have collected all this information, contact your insurance company, and file a claim. Being in a car accident, but particularly a truck collision, can be a very traumatic situation, so it is important that you stay calm and logical if you choose to pursue legal action. It is very common for commercial truck companies who are being sued to deploy agents to supervise the status of the person suing, so you do not want to present yourself as someone who is filing a fraudulent suit. If you were involved in a trucking accident, you are not alone. The Licatesi Law Group is here to help. Call 516-227-2662 to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney or contact the firm online to schedule a meeting to discuss your potential case.