Actions in the aftermath of a wreck
Written by our personal injury lawyers in Manassas
Because truck accidents are so traumatizing, it is hard to know how you should act once your accident has ended and mayhem is all around you. Since 1987 the personal injury lawyers at Carluzzo Rochkind & Smith have been helping truck accident victims in Manassas, Prince William, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington.
Immediately after the crash there are several things you need to do to protect both yourself and your legal rights.
First, if your car is still functional, pull it to the side of a road to prevent further accidents. According to our personal injury lawyers in Manassas, make sure you stay at the scene of the accident, as this is a legal requirement in every state.
Second, move a safe distance from your vehicle in case there are any leaks that could cause a deadly fire. Once you’re in a safe location, you should call for medical assistance and also alert the police about the wreck so that they can send an officer to the scene. The police officer will compile an accident report that can be an important piece of evidence in your trucking accident lawsuit.
Lastly, and most importantly, record the scene of the accident to the best of your ability to help with your case. Take photographs of both your vehicle and the truck involved, and make sure to document the weather conditions. If there are witnesses, get their contact information in case your personal injury lawyer needs to contact them later for a statement. Once you’ve documented the scene, you should call your insurance company to let them know that you’ve been in a wreck so they can schedule a claims adjustment.
If you or a loved one have suffered the tragic consequences of being in a truck accident, you need a personal injury lawyer you can trust to look out for your best interests and guide you through this difficult time.
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Personal injury lawyers in Manassas serving Prince William, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington.