Truck accidents are among the most devastating and complex motor vehicle collisions. They nearly always cause serious injuries, extensive property damage and sometimes even death.
If you or a loved one suffered harm in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses, including the loss of your physical well-being. It’s important to act quickly and wisely to protect your interests when seeking compensation. These two steps may help strengthen your claim.
Seek early medical attention
Although truck accidents often result in catastrophic harm, some injuries are not immediately detectable. For example, traumatic brain injury (TBI) symptoms can take some time to manifest. Get a thorough medical exam to rule out or confirm potentially life-altering injuries.
An early assessment and strict adherence to the recommended treatment plan will also provide you with medical evidence for your truck accident claim. Such evidence plays a vital role in determining the compensation you deserve.
Document everything related to the crash
If you can do so safely, thoroughly document the scene of the truck accident, including vehicle damage, road conditions and tire marks. Photos and videos of the accident’s aftermath can help you establish the facts and circumstances of the collision — potentially strengthening your claim.
Unfortunately, severe truck crash injuries may make it impossible for you to document the scene. Ask a friend or relative to do so on your behalf as soon as possible or talk to a legal representative for other evidence strategies.
Know the law
Every state has its own injury, accident and insurance laws. Therefore, accident claims do not proceed precisely the same way from state to state. Learn more about Georgia accident and injury laws to help ensure you obtain everything you deserve after your collision.