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No one wants to be in an accident. The second your vehicle hits another, the sudden jolt, the panic that fills you to the brim. In this moment, it can be difficult to try to evaluate what your next step should be or how to handle the situation in the best way possible.
However, by being mentally prepared and taking the accident process step by step, you are sure to make the right choices and put this bad memory behind you with ease. Below are the three steps you should take after being in a truck accident to resolve the problem for good. By following these steps calmly and swiftly, you can move on with your life and also be prepared if the incident ever happens again.
- Solidify Your Story
The first thing you will want to do when the truck accident happens is to solidify your story. Take pictures of the damage on your vehicle and the other individual’s vehicle(s) in order to have proof in the case of anyone questioning both your insurance costs or claiming more damage than they actually had.
You will also want to write down exactly how the accident happened and any pertinent details you can think of as your court date may be months after the event and keeping track of your story’s details may become difficult to do.
Finally, you will want to have this information prepared for your truck accident attorney so you can create the best case for your court date. This is highly important, especially if you are the victim of the accident or if you have been injured from the accident as well.
- Assess Your and Your Vehicle’s Damage
After leaving the crash site, you should immediately schedule a day to have your car looked at by your mechanic. On top of this, you should also assess your own health as well and make sure you were not injured in the crash.
If you find any major damage to either your vehicle or yourself at this point, you will want to collect proof from your mechanic or doctor and compile this with your photos and story outline for the final step in the equation.
If the crash led to any additional emergency room, ambulance, or surgery charges, you will also want to compile these bills likewise as they can be used as proof of the severity of the accident and why you are asking for more reparations. You can utilize the to determine how much you should be asking and be prepared with all of this information when in the courthouse. This will solidify your case and your professionalism when handling the situation.
- Find a Reputable Truck Accident Attorney
With all of your information now compiled and ready, it is time to find a reputable truck accident attorney to represent you in court. The truth is that many people feel truck accidents are not very serious and should be taken care of on their own or by their company.
However, this is simply not the case. Just as professional athletes, musicians, or politicians have representation in court, you should take all cases seriously and recognize how much more can be done with a professional on your side.
If you live in the Clay County area and are looking for representation for a recent truck accident, don’t hesitate to at Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, P.A.. Together, we will create the best case possible and help you to put this entire experience behind you for good.