Nobody ever predicts a truck accident. Folks never plan to be injured, and they never imagine that their lives could be changed forever in just a split second. So, when a truck accident happens, it can be difficult to know what to do. Many people don't know where to begin, who to talk to or who to trust.
At the Carter Law Offices, our Kansas City truck accident lawyers understand the struggles people face, so we do everything possible to make things easier for them. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you can contact us at no cost and talk to our legal team about what to do. We've helped hundreds of personal injury victims before. And we can help you too.
It's Best to Talk With an Attorney About Your Situation
If you are wondering what to do after a truck accident, you should know that every situation is different. It's best to talk with a lawyer directly about your situation. Still, some general things are usually true after a truck accident:
- Get the medical attention you need. If you have been injured, make sure you are getting healthcare in a timely manner and that you are following your doctor's orders. If medicine is prescribed, take it. If you need physical therapy, schedule the appointment and do the work. Especially if you don't have insurance, you may be worried about paying for the medical care you receive. We may be able to help you work with your doctors, asking them to wait for payment until after a lawsuit is resolved.
- Keep important evidence. If your vehicle has been damaged, evidence of the damage should be preserved. Avoid having a totaled vehicle taken to the dump. Take pictures of even minor damage before it is repaired. Better yet, talk with an attorney before you have the repairs made to your vehicle. The same is true for damage to you or your belongings. A broken cell phone can still contain important records. You may also want to keep journal entries that help show how an accident has changed your life.
- Take photographs of your injuries. Broken bones and bruises should be documented before they heal. This evidence can be critical to your case if you decide to file a lawsuit, especially because it can be easy to forget just how much something hurt after the pain goes away. Remember the old adage: A picture can be worth a thousand words.
- Don't sign away your rights. It is important not to sign anything or talk to an insurance adjuster — especially one who is not your own — until you talk with a lawyer. Insurance adjusters don't always have your best interests in mind. They may twist your words and use them against you if you're not careful. We are here to help you with all of this. Even if you've already given a statement, call us before you say anything more.
Contact Our Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a trucking accident, our attorneys will help you recover the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at 816-283-3500 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.