While waiting for the police to arrive, take some photos documenting the scene of the crash, your injuries and the damage to the vehicles, if you can do so safely. Photograph skid marks on the road and any vegetation that is blocking traffic signs. If you are unable to do this, ask someone else to take photographs. Photos can be helpful evidence.
Resist the urge to discuss the specifics of the wreck with the other driver or drivers. Give a factual account of what happened to police. Let the police reach their own conclusions about how the accident occurred.
Do not make any off-the-cuff statements about your health after a wreck. Your statements may be used against you later. Some people are tempted to reassure others that they are unharmed. But the rush of adrenaline after a collision may mask injuries that are more obvious a day or two later.
See a doctor and have a medical evaluation if you not require emergency medical treatment. It is important to see a doctor. Inform the doctor that you were involved in a collision. A doctor’s evaluation documenting your injuries related to the accident will provide important evidence if you later need to pursue an injury claim.
You should inform yourself about your legal options if you have been injured in a crash caused by a truck. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced truck wreck lawyer. Understanding your legal options will help you make an informed decision.
You should expect that the trucking company or an insurance representative will contact you soon after the collision. The trucking company may offer a settlement. It is important not to give any recorded statements to the insurance company or sign any liability release until you have consulted with an experienced Utah truck accident lawyer.
Our attorneys have handled many wreck claims. We can provide trusted guidance on whether an insurance company’s offer represents a fair settlement based on the specific facts of your accident.