Five Important Actions to Take after a Truck Accident

If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck - it’s critical you take the following actions:

  1. Seek medical help immediately if you are injured. You have the right to a physician of your choice. Keep records of all treatment received, medications prescribed, and medical recommendations given by the doctor.

  2. Document the accident

    • Take photos of the scene, if possible
    • Interview witnesses and get their contact information
    • Write down everything you remember from the accident
    • Get a copy of the accident report
  3. Report the accident to your insurance company Only provide the contact information for the other drivers involved.

  4. Don’t agree to sign anything or provide a statement to an insurance company. This could possibly forfeit your rights to seek further damages once the full impact of your injuries is known.

  5. Call for help. You need an experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer that can help you determine the best course of action. We can determine if you have a case and how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.

Interstate trucking industry is heavily regulated to protect public safety - we can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Our law office understands the complicated laws that apply to all types of truck accident cases:

  • Truck driver error or negligence — Fatigue, drug use to stay awake, driving too fast for the conditions, traffic violations, misjudging distances, crossing the center line, improper lane change, or pulling out in the path of other motorists
  • Improperly maintained truck — Worn brakes or tires, burnt out lights, overweight or unbalanced loads
  • Trucking company negligence — pressure to speed and/or drive without mandated rest, inadequate training, negligent hiring of truckers with bad records
  • Road conditions — poorly maintained roads, messy and confusing construction, unclear signage, improperly designed roads. NOTE: Claims against government entities have strict filing deadlines, usually as short as six months.

Don’t accept an unfair settlement from the insurance companies - you may be entitled to more. Don’t know where to start? Tell us what happened. We’re here to help. And remember, you’ll pay no fees unless we win. Call (312) 332-0321 to speak directly with a Chicago truck accident lawyer 24/7

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