At Hershey Injury Law, we treat you with the dignity and respect you require during these difficult times. All while striving to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. Our team is experienced in handling some of the most complex car and trucking accidents in the Southern California area.
Should a truck accident occur, below are necessary steps you should take to prevent you from becoming at fault:
YOU’VE BEEN IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT… WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Stay At The Scene. NEVER leave an accident scene until it is appropriate to do so. Choosing to go when somebody has sustained serious injuries may result in you facing serious criminal penalties. While at the scene, DO NOT ADMIT FAULT.
Check On Everybody Involved. If you can move, check on all other passengers, drivers, or passerbys involved in the accident. Check to make sure they are okay, and call for medical attention for all those who are not. If the person you are checking on is experiencing any neck or back pain, DO NOT MOVE THEM unless a hazard requires you to do so.
Call The Police. If there is significant property damage, physical injury, or death, you NEED to call the police. Ask the police to arrive at the scene, and note down the responding officers’ names and badge numbers.
Inform Your Insurance Company. Call your insurance company as soon as you can and explain to them the truth about what happened and the extent of your injuries. You MUST tell the truth to your insurance company. If the insurance company discovers you lied to them you could face severe consequences.
Request Legal Representation. If anybody is injured in the accident, it is best to consult an experienced car accident attorney. Accident attorneys can help you maximize any recoveries as a result of the accident.
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