Trucks are large vehicles that are responsible for transporting goods and other materials across the country. Unfortunately, accidents involving trucks can happen, leaving those involved in the accident with injuries and damages.
Truck accidents can have devastating consequences, not only for the truck driver but also for other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians involved. The aftermath of a truck accident can be a confusing and overwhelming experience for everyone involved, especially for the truck driver.
Understanding what happens after a truck accident can help you prepare for the process and protect your rights and interests.
Call For Medical Help & 911
The first step after a truck accident is to call for medical help if you or anyone else is injured. Emergency services, such as an ambulance, should be called immediately. You should also call the police to report the accident and ensure that a report is filed. This report will be crucial for any insurance claims or legal action that may arise from the accident.
Once the police arrive, you should exchange information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident. This information should include names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance information, and the make and model of the vehicles involved. If there are any witnesses, you should also get their contact information.
Once the ambulance has arrived, it’s important to gather information about the accident. Get the name, address, phone number, and insurance information of the truck driver. If there are any witnesses to the accident, get their contact information as well. Take pictures of the accident scene, including any damage to your vehicle, the truck, and any other property.
Get Medical Attention
If you or anyone else involved in the accident is injured, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you feel okay, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor to make sure that you don’t have any hidden injuries.
Contact your Insurance Company
You should contact your insurance company to report the accident and start the process of filing a claim. Your insurance company will likely send an adjuster to inspect the damage and assess the cost of repairs or replacement of your truck. If you have any injuries, your insurance company will also cover the cost of your medical treatment.
Hire a Colorado Trucking Accident Lawyer
At Bowman Law, our Colorado commercial trucking accident lawyers have helped thousands of people navigate the complexities of the legal system. If you or a loved one have been hurt, please contact us for a free consultation. Our trucking accident law firm serves Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins and the surrounding areas.
Owner and Managing Attorney
Jerry Bowman, J.D., M.A., Owner and managing attorney of Bowman Law LLC, takes his responsibility to the legal profession seriously and dedicates his time and effort to providing quality and competent legal representation to clients in Denver and throughout all of Colorado. He holds an MA in Political Science from Wayne State University and earned his law degree in two and a half years from Michigan State University College of Law.