Commercial minivans are increasingly common on the road, which means accidents with these types of vehicles are more common than ever. They’re used in a range of industries, and while they may look harmless, they can cause a great deal of damage.
If you or a loved one were in a collision with a commercial minivan you may be entitled to compensation. At 1-800-Truck-Wreck, we can help determine who is responsible for the accident and hold them accountable for your injuries and damage to your property. We have extensive experience in commercial accident law and won’t back down from insurance companies or service companies that use commercial minivans.
What to Do Following a Commercial Minivan Accident
Your first priority is to make sure you and your family are safe. Here are the steps you can take to make sure you’re protected immediately following an accident and in the future.
Call Emergency Services
Your first call should always be to first responders. Ensure that everyone involved receives proper medical care and the police are on-scene to document the incident. You will need the official police report number which will help your attorneys determine liability.
Get Contact Information for All Involved
Make sure you exchange vital details with the other driver, including their name, phone number, license plate, and insurance information. You should also ask for contact information from any emergency personnel on scene and any nearby witnesses. They may be able to provide important information in the future. We recommend capturing this information on your phone so that numbers aren’t transcribed incorrectly.
Collect Evidence From the Scene
Any evidence you can get from the scene, including photographs of damage to your vehicle, the commercial minivan, or the surrounding environment can help prove negligence. Be sure to look for skids on the road, signs in the area, or cameras that will provide evidence as to how the wreck occurred.
Get Professional Medical and Mechanical Opinions
Even if you appear to be fine after an accident, you can’t be sure there won’t be injury symptoms that appear in the days following. Internal injuries can be hard to diagnose and symptoms may not appear for days or weeks. An immediate medical opinion can help you avoid the progression of injuries caused by the accident.
The same goes for your vehicle. It may appear to be minimally damaged, but internal issues can cause future problems. Don’t let your vehicle be a safety hazard to yourself or others — get a professional mechanic to evaluate it following a commercial minivan accident.
Most Importantly, Call the Expert Attorneys at 1-800-Truck-Wreck
If you want fair compensation for your injuries, lost wages and access to expert medical treatment, you need the experienced commercial minivan accident attorneys at 1-800-Truck- Wreck. We have tried extensive cases involving commercial minivans and their insurance
We’re prepared to fight for you and your family to get the compensation you deserve. Call us for a free consultation and we’ll evaluate your case and help determine your next steps.