If you’ve been in an accident with a box truck, you’re probably very shaken up immediately after the wreck. These are large, heavy vehicles and they carry a large amount of momentum. They can cause a lot of damage, which is why you need to make sure you act accordingly in the wake these types of wrecks.
The best way to ensure you take the proper action, is to contact the expert lawyers at 1-800-Truck-Wreck. We will help make sure you get the medical treatment you deserve, so you can focus on healing while we thoroughly investigate your case.
Building a Case in the Aftermath of a Box Truck Accident
If you were injured, incurred psychological trauma, or sustained significant property damage due to driver negligence you may be entitled to damages. Additionally, there are other potential defendants — such as the company that employs the box truck driver or even the manufacturer of the vehicle.
To ensure the best chance of success, you need to act quickly and take the right steps at the scene of the accident.
Exchange Details with the Other Driver
First, you need to exchange contact information and take photos of their insurance information. You’ll also need to take down the license plate number on their vehicle, the Department of Transportation Number, their company name, their name, and their address.
Getting their license plate number, ensures you have the right information and the police can track them down if necessary. Also take down a description of both the car and person, which you can do once you’re back inside your vehicle.
Contact the Authorities and Emergency Services
You should always call the police to report an accident. Even if the accident seems minor, you need the police report to prove the truck company caused the wreck. You should also call an ambulance if anyone is injured as a result of the collision.
Additional Details to Support Your Case
If you’re unsure who is at fault for the collision or can’t agree, you need to see if there’s any way to prove what happened. You can take photographs of the scene, look for closed circuit television (CCTV) in the area, and ask any witnesses who might have stopped to explain what happened. If there are witnesses, take down their contact information and let them know that you may be in contact later.
Take photos of the damage to both vehicles and the surrounding environment, as this can help explain what happened. Even if the other party admits fault in the moment and says they’re happy to pay, you should still act cautiously and document all details.
Get Medical Treatment
If you were injured, we can help make sure that you receive necessary medical treatment.
Contact the Expert Attorneys at 1-800-Truck-Wreck
If you’re in an accident with a box truck, you need a firm who specializes in these types of accidents. The team at 1-800-Truck-Wreck has vast experience holding trucking and insurance companies accountable and making sure our clients get the compensation they deserve.
Don’t let a box truck accident put your life off track. Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll help you determine your next steps.