What to Do after a Truck Accident
The minutes, hours, and days after a truck accident can be vital not only for your future health and well-being, but also for your ability to receive compensation for your accident-related expenses.
At Matt Hardin Law, our Nashville truck accident lawyers have helped countless innocent victims of truck accidents, we know that those with the best outcomes both physically and financially are often those who taken action right away. To protect your health and right to the money you deserve after a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, consider the following tips:
- Call 911 right away.
The first thing you should do after a truck accident is call 911—even if you don’t think you were seriously injured. Because of the nature of truck accidents, other vehicles could have been involved, resulting in injuries you may not be aware of yet. It’s also important for you to receive an initial checkup from paramedics or a doctor to rule any internal injuries. Finally, not only is it required by law to report accidents to police, but getting an official police report of the accident can help your claim.
- Get witness statements and write down what happened.
Witness statements and your own memory of what happened are both important pieces of evidence when it comes to building your claim, but they can both only be trusted for a short time period. That’s why it’s important to not only get witness contact information as soon as possible, but to also write down the details of what happened in the moments before the accident.
- Contact your insurance company and report the accident.
In Tennessee, insurance companies require drivers to report all accidents in order to be eligible for settlements. However, that doesn’t mean you have to explain every detail of the accident or stay on the line for an extended period of time. In fact, it’s best if you keep your conversation with the insurance adjuster short and to the point, as he or she may use your words against you to reduce or deny your settlement.
- Call a Nashville truck accident attorney.
The best way to get full compensation for your accident-related expenses is to contact an experienced law firm that knows how to handle truck accident cases. The sooner you call a lawyer after your accident, the better. Attorneys need time to collect and analyze evidence as they build claims, but evidence can quickly disappear. By calling a law firm right away, you’ll give them more time to build the strongest claim possible—which also means maximizing your chances of receiving full compensation.
Get Our Legal Team on Your Side
When you’re the victim of a Tennessee truck accident, you need a Tennessee law firm on your side that knows state laws. The Nashville truck accident attorneys at Matt Hardin Law have years of experience handling truck accident claims from all across the Volunteer State, and we’re not afraid to stand up to big insurance companies on behalf of our clients.
Don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve. Contact our legal team today by dialing (615) 200-1111 or fill out a free online consultation form. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain—because we work on a contingency fee, you owe us nothing unless we get money for you.