Our staff knows how difficult it can be to deal with the aftermath of an 18 wheeler accident, and we’re here to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. If your property was damaged in an 18 wheeler accident or you ended up in the hospital, damages and injuries can add up quickly.
What To Do After an 18 Wheeler Accident
After an 18 wheeler accident, it’s important that you stay calm and follow this procedure. Once you’ve checked everyone for injuries, call 911. In some states, you are legally required to call the police even if it’s a minor fender-bender. The police officers will document the scene and fill out an accident report. This report will help you with your claims process so make sure you obtain a case ID from the police officer evaluating the scene.
In order to gather full information about the accident, it’s important that you yourself also document the damage done to both cars, preferably by taking pictures of both vehicles and the accident scene. Exchange information with the other driver, such as full name and contact information, insurance company and policy number, driver’s license number, license plate number, and the type of vehicle’s involved in the accident.
If the authorities do not arrive at the scene, it is even more imperative that you obtain as much information at the scene as you can in order to avoid any issues with filing your claim.
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We’re here to help you get the financial compensation you deserve after an accident. If you or a loved one has been involved in an 18 wheeler accident, call us at 512-650-1000 or fill out the form to the right to get your free case evaluation.
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