We have covered a lot of truck accidents on our blog. Some of the people those accidents have had very serious injuries and others have died. The fact of the matter is that truckers have to be extra vigilant as they drive because their trucks are so big and so heavy that smaller vehicles likely don’t stand a chance against them. All of this might have our Tennessee readers wondering what they should do if they are involved in a truck accident.
The most important thing for people who are involved in a car accident should do is to seek medical attention. Calling 911 can get the paramedics to the accident, as well as getting the police there. If you are able to, you should get pictures of the accident. Of course, if you are seriously injured, that might not be possible.
Getting as much information as you can while on the scene of the accident can help greatly if you decide to seek compensation for your injuries. Listen to what is being said and write it down if possible. You can even use your phone to make notes about what you see and what you hear. One important thing to listen for is if the trucker says how many hours he or she was driving. That can be a critical piece of evidence.
If you are involved in a car accident, it is vital that you take action as quickly as possible to ensure that vital evidence is preserved. We can help you to get the evidence you need to seek the compensation you deserve.