Truck Accident Claim Do's & Don'ts

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Our Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys Explain

After a truck accident, you may be hurting physically, emotionally, and financially. This is a critical time period for your recovery, and there are certain steps you can take that may help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case. We at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers are here to help.

For help after a truck accident, call (203) 876-2711 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Things You Should Do

Seek medical attention right away, even if you don’t think you’ve been seriously injured. Some injuries may be internal, and others may take time to show symptoms. Document the crash. Try to collect contact information from the driver, the trucking company, and any witnesses. If possible, take pictures of your crash scene and injuries, and write a description of the events that led to the accident.

Keep a record of your:

  • Expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Vehicle damage
  • Lost wages

These records will help us build your case and can also help determine how much compensation you might be owed. Call a lawyer. Trucking companies have many resources to protect their profits after accidents, and fighting them alone can be an uphill battle. Our Connecticut truck accident lawyers can fight for your rights.

Things You Shouldn’t Do

Don’t be intimidated. If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Don’t sign anything or agree to any settlements without first speaking to a lawyer. Insurance adjusters may pressure you to settle as cheaply as possible and may “lowball” the value of your claim. Don’t delay when filing a claim. The longer you wait to seek compensation for your injuries, the greater the risk of losing crucial evidence to support your case.

Don’t volunteer information. If you are questioned by an insurance company representative, or if your case goes to trial, it’s important that you only provide the details that have been requested. Giving out too much information may jeopardize the strength of your case.

Injured? Carter Mario Injury Lawyers Can Help.

At Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, our Connecticut personal injury lawyers understand that dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be a confusing and frustrating process. If you have questions about what to do after a truck accident or need experienced legal help, we’re here for you.

To learn more about what you should do next, please contact us without delay.