The moments following a truck accident can be among the most frightening in your life. However, the steps you take following your truck accident can have a significant impact on your Bakersfield truck accident lawyer‘s ability to collect compensation for all of your damages.
There can be a number of truck accident causes, many of which will involve more than one liable party. Taking time to protect yourself against these parties and their insurance companies by documenting the scene is one of the most effective ways to ensure you are treated fairly and awarded maximum compensation.
On the Scene of the Accident
If you are able, contact 911 immediately, even in instances where there seems to be only minor damage. While waiting for emergency personnel to arrive:
- Obtain the contact, insurance, and employment information of the truck driver
- Obtain the contact information of any witnesses
- Take pictures of the scene from multiple angles, including as much of the surrounding environment as possible
- Contact your insurance company to report the accident
Once police and EMTs arrive, be sure to file a police report and allow for a medical examination. Get the badge number and business card of any officers you speak to. Do not admit or even suggest you are at fault when discussing your accident with anyone on the scene.
Many truck accidents result in traumatic injuries which may make on-the-scene action on your part impossible. When this is the case, Bakersfield truck accident lawyer Mickey Fine can obtain necessary information through an extensive investigation into your accident.
Following the Truck Accident
Even if you have been cleared by EMTs, you need to make an appointment with your physician. Brain injuries in particular may not show any immediate signs, but can be detected in a followup examination. Your doctor’s evaluation will be essential for detecting any possible consequences of your accident that went unnoticed at the scene. Be sure to get a copy of your doctor’s findings.
As soon as possible following your accident, contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine to schedule a free case evaluation. Mickey Fine and his legal team will evaluate the information you have gathered, begin to establish liability, and determine what course of action is most likely to result full compensation for all of your damages.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident in or around Bakersfield, California, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine to schedule a free consultation with our Bakersfield truck accident lawyer.