What to Do if You are Injured in a Truck Accident

Representing the Victims of Commercial Trucking Accidents

A motor vehicle accident of any kind can be unsettling and confusing, but because trucking accidents are among the most severe traffic accidents, they can be particularly devastating and confusing.

For more than 30 years, Las Vegas truck accident attorney Robert M. Apple has been committed to guiding clients through the aftermath of a trucking accident and helping them to obtain full and fair compensation. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a truck accident, contact our office at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free consultation with our Las Vegas trucking accident lawyer.

What to Do After a Trucking Accident

  • Like any accident, you should pull over in a safe location. Do not attempt to flee the scene of the accident.
  • Check for injuries and seek medical attention. Since some traffic accident injuries, such as whiplash and back injuries, do not show any symptoms immediately, you may want to see a doctor even if you appeared uninjured.
  • Contact the police. Make sure to provide the facts of the accident, but do not draw any conclusions, make any assumptions, or provide any statements regarding negligence.
  • If you are not in need of immediate medical attention, you may want to take notes or photos of the accident scene.
  • Obtain the name of the truck driver and his or her trucking company.
  • Inform your insurance company of the accident. While most insurance policies require the policyholder to promptly notify them of an accident, you should avoid giving unnecessary information regarding liability or negligence. You may wish to have a trucking accident attorney communicate with the insurance company on your behalf.
  • Do not sign any insurance waivers, settlements, or other legal documents without first consulting with a Nevada trucking accident lawyer.
  • Obtain and maintain all important information regarding the trucking accident, including police reports, medical records, and all receipts pertaining to your recovery following the trucking accident.
  • Attend all doctor appointments and follow doctor’s orders regarding your recovery. The failure to do so could be seen as an exacerbation of your injuries, which could reduce the amount of money damages that you can collect.
  • Contact a knowledgeable Las Vegas trucking accident attorney, like those at Robert M. Apple & Associates, as soon as possible. Trucking accidents often involve complex factual and legal issues. Moreover, trucking companies often have a full legal staff that is prepared to launch an immediate investigation and refute liability. Accordingly, it is incredibly important to start collecting evidence and launch a legal strategy as soon as possible. Our trucking accident lawyers will communicate with the trucking company and its lawyers, and advocate on your behalf for a full financial recovery. We offer a free initiation consultation and take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay unless you win.

If you have been injured or a loved one died in a trucking accident, do not hesitate to contact Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.