What to Do in a Tractor-Trailer Crash

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Being struck by a large semitruck is usually devastating for all other vehicles involved. The much larger trucks cause enormous amounts of damage when they collide with other objects and vehicles on the road. At Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC Law, our lawyers know how to properly guide you through the steps to take after being involved in an accident like this.

Call our law firm in Winston-Salem at 336-777-1411 or 877-230-9100 to schedule a consultation with our team. You may also reach out to our lawyers online to find out more about what you should do next.

Immediately After the Accident

The steps to take immediately after a truck accident are similar to that of a car accident. They are as follows:

  • Contact the police immediately and obtain a police report
  • Take pictures of the accident scene and the truck involved
  • Take pictures of your vehicle and the damage caused
  • Get the contact information of witnesses and other drivers

Speak as Little as Possible to the Truck Driver

We understand that it is common courtesy to apologize after an accident, regardless of fault. This simple statement can come back to haunt you in court, however. The most important thing you can do is call the police so they arrive on the scene to make sure everyone is okay and that everyone receives the proper medical attention.

Do try to take pictures of the truck and get as much information from it as you can. If there is a phone number, company name, logo or other identifying information on the semi, be sure to take pictures of them or write the information down.

Once we start our investigation, we will be able to get the other necessary information about the trucking company and the driver in order to move forward with your case. You can rely on our years of experience to properly protect your rights.

Need More Information After Your Semitruck Accident? Call Us.

Reach out to our North Carolina lawyers at 877-230-9100. We know what steps you need to take and can explain them to you in a free initial consult at our office.