What to Do After a Truck Accident
You’ve been in a truck accident—you or a loved one may have
been injured, or you may have suffered a tragic loss. While it is understandable
to want to recover and focus on your emotional well-being, there are steps
you need to take to protect yourself legally.
One of the first steps you may need to take is to hire a truck accident
attorney. Legal representation can be your advocate in all conversations
and exchanges, including with the police, the trucking company, the company’s
insurance adjuster, and your own insurance. Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge
employs a team of investigators and consultants to make sure your rights
If you’ve been in a truck accident, call us at (615) 933-2893.
What You Need to Do
Following a truck accident, you’ll be faced with a number of parties
who are all demanding your attention. First and foremost, your medical
needs will need to be addressed. Before anything else, make sure your
emergency needs—and the needs of your loved ones—are met.
Nothing is as important as your personal safety and health in this situation,
no matter what.
The steps following the truck accident are crucial, however. You must:
- Seek emergency attention
- Take photos of the crash, including the truck
- Write down all details as soon as you can
- File a police report on the scene if possible
not speak with any insurance adjusters
not speak with the trucking company
- Continue seeking treatment in the weeks following the crash
- Hire an attorney as soon as possible
The sooner you have a legal advocate, the more likely your claim will end
in your favor. What is important is that you do not speak with opposing
insurance adjusters or trucking companies. They may attempt to settle
with you quickly and cheaply because they know that a full claim would
be costly. Do not fall for it—let our attorneys handle the situation for you.
Why Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge Is the Right Choice
Our award-winning firm includes leaders in the field of personal injury
law, including members of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the Top 40 Under
40 Trial Lawyers,
Super Lawyers®, and
U.S. News’ Best Law Firms 2016 list. Our firm’s passion for representing the
injured has allowed us to secure millions on their behalf in record-breaking
verdicts across the state. In short, you can entrust your case to us.
Call our firm today at (615) 933-2893 to schedule your free case consultation.