Medium standard trucks are large, heavy vehicles that can cause significant damage in a collision, especially if they’re carrying large amounts of cargo. If you or a loved one are in an accident with one of these trucks, your first priority should be getting yourself and others medical care. After you and others involved are safe, you need to act quickly to protect yourself from further damages as a result of the accident.
There are many things to account for in the aftermath of a collision with a medium standard truck. At 1-800-Truck-Wreck, we specialize in these types of accidents and know the exact steps to take to help you get compensated by those responsible.
Driver or Truck Company: Who is Ultimately Responsible?
Steps to Take Following a Collision with a Medium Standard Truck
You will probably be shaken up or in shock following an accident. We want to help you keep a clear mind and take the necessary steps to pursue a case against a negligent driver or their company.
Get to Safety
The top priority is always making sure you and your family are safe. That means getting out of the vehicle (even if it’s situated safely) and getting off the road. After that, you should attend to any potential injuries as best as possible and call emergency services.
Report the Incident
Always call the police and inform them of what happened. This protects you in case of future developments. They will provide an official police report number, which will help you pursue a claim if needed.
Collect the Right Information
What you do in the moments following an accident is crucial. You need to make sure you get the contact details of the other parties involved. You need to make sure you get photographic evidence of both vehicles (and any others involved), as well as the road and any property damage. If you can get contact details from one or more witnesses, it will be incredibly helpful to your lawyer.
We recommend taking photos of the information below on your cell phone:
Department of Transportation number (usually found on both sides of the truck door) and driver’s license
Phone number of the driver and the trucking company
Know the Most Important Number to Call — 1-800-Truck-Wreck
If you’ve been injured in a wreck, you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical expenses. The expert attorneys at 1-800-Truck-Wreck will give you the support you need to hold the right party responsible. We can help you get injury compensation or cash settlements from companies and individuals who are to blame for your injury due to negligence. Since we deal specifically with medium standard truck accidents, we know how to collect evidence to build a winning case.
The sooner you contact the lawyers at 1-800-Truck-Wreck regarding your case, the sooner we’ll be able to assess the situation, guide you through what to do, and give you the best chances of getting the compensation you’re entitled to.