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DOS AND DON’TS AFTER YOUR TRUCK ACCIDENT

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If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you may be unsure of what to do next. This can be a confusing and vulnerable time for you and your family, so it’s important to take the proper steps to recover and build the strongest case possible.

DO:

    • Seek medical attention immediately after the accident—even if you don’t think you’ve been seriously hurt. Some injuries may not be obvious, and having a medical report filed after the accident can be valuable evidence for your case.
    • Collect information related to the crash. Get contact information from the driver, the trucking company, and any witnesses to the accident. If you can, take pictures of your vehicle and the truck to have a visual record of the accident.
    • Keep records of the accident. Write a description of what happened as soon as possible, while the accident is still fresh in your memory. You also should request records for medical treatments, lost wages, and vehicle repairs.
    • Call a North Carolina truck accident lawyer who can stand up for your rights.

DON’T:

    • Fight alone—dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident by yourself can be a difficult and uphill battle. A qualified attorney can help you make the right decisions for you and your family.
    • Feel pressured to agree to initial settlement offers. After the accident, you may be approached by an adjuster from the insurance company who will push you to accept a “lowball” settlement; don’t sign anything without speaking to an attorney first.
    • Wait to file your claim. North Carolina has a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time you have to file a claim, and the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to collect evidence and prove who was responsible for the accident.
    • Talk about your accident with anyone other than your attorney—including emails, conversations with coworkers, and posts to social networks. Insurance companies may use your words against you if your case goes to trial, and saying the wrong thing may harm your chances of receiving compensation.

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Our North Carolina truck accident attorneys know the law, and we have years of experience dealing with truck accident cases just like yours. With offices located throughout North Carolina, we have the resources and the staff to help you no matter where you live in the state. Give us a call today at or fill out our free initial consultation form.

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