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3 Steps to Take After a Commercial Truck Accident

Being involved in an accident with a semi truck is a terrifying and jarring experience. In fact, accidents that involve large trucks are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries or death. According to recent data, truck crashes killed 3,986 people in 2016 — the majority of which were occupants of passenger vehicles. 

For truck accident victims, it is critical to understand what you should and should not do after an accident. The choices you make can affect whether you are able to hold the correct parties liable for your injuries and receive sufficient compensation. In the immediate wake of an accident, it is important to call the police, take pictures and exchange information with all other drivers and eye witnesses. Once you leave the accident scene, you should do the following: 

1. Seek medical attention ASAP

Get an evaluation and any necessary treatment from a health care professional as soon as you can. This may require you to go to the emergency room or show up at an urgent care facility. Documenting your injuries will help in furthering your accident claim and receiving compensation. 

2. Follow the advice from your doctor

Adhere to every piece of advice from your doctor and attend every follow-up appointment. Not only does this make sense for your physical recovery, but it shows the insurance company that you are suffering from an injury. If the insurance company notices you are skipping appointments, it may claim this as a reason to deny your claim. 

3. Keep a journal

Truck accidents can result in serious pain and mental anguish in the days and weeks afterward. It can be helpful to write about the truck collision and how it has affected your life, physically and mentally. 

A big rig accident is quite different than an average car crash. Following these steps can help you make sense of the aftermath and recover the compensation you need. Important Steps to Properly Selecting a Firm to Handle Your Case


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