Steps to Follow After a Tractor Trailer Accident
After a truck accident, it’s important to make sure your rights for compensation are protected. To defend your best interests, the North Carolina truck accident lawyers at Henson Fuerst suggest following these steps if you have been injured in a truck accident:
1. Seek medical attention.
It’s important that you seek medical attention immediately after an accident if you are hurt or in pain. Some injuries take time to present themselves, and having a doctor’s opinion may help your case.
2. Describe the accident details.
Record exactly how the accident happened, either in writing or by using a detailed diagram. Be sure to include facts, such as what lane you were traveling in and the path of the other vehicles involved.
3. Collect evidence.
Take photographs of your injuries, the accident scene, and the cars involved in the accident. It’s also helpful to preserve any items related to your medical treatment, such as pill bottles, receipts, glass removed from cuts, or physical aides you used during your recovery process.
4. Obtain a copy of the police report.
Police officers at the scene of the accident will usually complete a written report of the accident. If they didn’t, or you were unable to get a copy at the accident scene, your local police station can assist you in filing or obtaining an official report.
5. Call Henson Fuerst.
The North Carolina truck accident attorneys at Henson Furest can help answer any questions you have regarding your accident claim. Call us at (919) 781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form today.
When you call Henson Fuerst, you will speak with one of our experienced North Carolina Truck Accident lawyers absolutely FREE. We will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you and fight hard to ensure that your rights are protected.