Carlsbad, New Mexico
706 N. Canal St.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-1111

What Should You Do After a Trucking Accident? February 25, 2019

Carlsbad, Eddy
What Should You Do After a Trucking Accident?, Carlsbad, New Mexico

You may be unsure what to do in the aftermath of a trucking accident. Between the police arriving and evaluating your vehicle for damage, you may feel overwhelmed. But remember that building a strong claim begins at the scene. As such, here are a few critical steps to take in the wake of a tractor-trailer wreck. 

A Guide to Navigating the Aftermath of a Trucking Accident 

Record the Scene 

After law enforcement arrives and directs traffic safely away from the scene, walk around the wreckage and photograph it from all angles. Accident reconstruction experts will use these images to determine what happened in the moments leading up to the crash. You should also obtain the other motorist’s insurance information and driver’s license numbers. Record the names and phone numbers of any eyewitnesses as well. Finally, take photographs of the interior and exterior of your own vehicle and any visible personal injuries. 

Protect Yourself 

trucking accidentWhen leaving the scene of a trucking accident, your first priority should be your health. If you did not receive emergency care on-site, visit a doctor as soon as possible for a comprehensive evaluation. Even if you feel fine, a doctor will make sure that adrenaline isn’t masking any troublesome symptoms. Once your health is stabilized, call an accident attorney. If you call a lawyer right away, you will not have to correspond with the opposing party, which means you won’t run any risk of jeopardizing the claim inadvertently. 

 

If you were hurt in a trucking accident, the personal injury attorney at Balderrama Law Firm can help determine who was liable. Located in Carlsbad, NM, this practice focuses on helping disabled and injured individuals recover the compensation they need. For nearly ten years, they have been helping accident victims throughout Eddy County pursue the payouts they deserve. To learn more about the strategic counsel they provide, visit their website. To request a free case evaluation, call (575) 234-1111.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Balderrama Law Firm LLC
How to Talk With a Loved One About Nursing Home Abuse, Carlsbad, New Mexico
Nursing home abuse happens to millions of Americans every year, but only a fraction of these cases are reported. If you have loved ones in a nursing home or residential med...read more
3 Common Causes of Car Accidents, Carlsbad, New Mexico
Each year, millions of Americans are involved in car accidents that ultimately result in property damage, injuries, and deaths. Driver error and driver-based decisions are mostly to ...read more
4 Ways to Drive Defensively, Carlsbad, New Mexico
For those of us who drive every day, it can be easy to forget the responsibilities that come with being behind the wheel. Even if you’re a safe driver, taking precautions c...read more
When to Call an Auto Accident Attorney, Carlsbad, New Mexico
There are many different tasks to take care of in the aftermath of a collision. From arranging for alternative transportation to calling your insurer and confirming coverage, a ...read more
What to Do After a Car Accident That Wasn't Your Fault, Carlsbad, New Mexico
Another vehicle hitting yours is a serious shock. While it can be difficult to know what to do in the immediate aftermath, the steps you take next will have a direct impact on y...read more