Reach Us 24/7

Call 248-886-8650 Now

ct-logo-new2
posr-img

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, passenger vehicle occupants account for at least 68 percent of all truck accident deaths. Those who are lucky enough to survive often face chronic pain, cognitive disabilities, and serious spinal injuries.

Truck and road

These can cost a veritable fortune to treat. In addition to health-care bills, the time off work can put a family’s finances in jeopardy.

If you were injured in a truck crash, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for these losses. A Detroit truck accident lawyer from Christopher Trainor & Associates can evaluate your case to determine if you have grounds for a claim.

Our firm has been representing the injured for more than 20 years. Call 1-800-961-8477 today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Here are five steps you should take immediately after a truck crash:

  1. Stay Calm

It may seem impossible to remain calm after a truck crash – especially if it causes injuries or a death. However, what you say and do in the immediate aftermath of a collision can affect your ability to make a successful claim. Also, staying composed will put you in a better position to help yourself and others at the crash scene.

  1. Call the Police

As the Department of Motor Vehicles explains, if a truck accident causes an injury, death or property damage that exceeds $1,000, you must call the police. Even if you feel fine, you should still contact the police because you may have suffered an injury that you do not notice for several hours or days after the crash.

A police officer will compile an accident report, which will contain details about the vehicles and people involved, property damage, injuries, and the cause of the crash. Your truck accident lawyer may use this report to prove liability and negligence if you make an injury claim.

  1. Take Photos of the Accident Scene

Take photos that show injuries, property damage, the positions of vehicles, the weather, skid marks, and traffic lights and signs. These may help your injury attorney prove liability and negligence.

  1. Record the Contact Details of Eyewitnesses

Witnesses often see details about a crash that the people involved overlook. Your truck accident lawyer may be able to use their testimonies to support your claim.

  1. Consult an Injury Attorney

An injury attorney from Christopher Trainor & Associates can help you fight for the maximum settlement. We have the litigation experience to represent your interests if your case goes to trial.

A truck accident lawyer from our firm can help you avoid mistakes such as accepting a low settlement or unknowingly admitting fault to the insurance company. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-800-961-8477 today to schedule a free case evaluation.

 

Related Posts

Detroit, MI - Two Lanes Closed After Injury

Detroit, MI - Two Lanes Closed After Injury...

Detroit, MI (March 19, 2022) - Highway patrol officers and first response crews were called...

Shingleton, MI - Man Killed in House Fire

Shingleton, MI - Man Killed in House Fire...

Shingleton, MI (March 18, 2022) - A man was found dead after a house fire...

Saginaw, MI - Two Children Hurt, Boy in

Saginaw, MI - Two Children Hurt, Boy in...

Saginaw, MI (July 29, 2023) - One of two children hospitalized after a four-wheeler collision...

Previous PostNext Post

Get Answers From Experienced Lawyers

We are available for free consultations in person, via Zoom or through FaceTime.

Name(Required)
Required Fields *
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
map-white-lake

White Lake
Main 

9750 Highland Road
White Lake, MI 48386
248-886-8650White Lake
map-flint

Flint 

336 W First Street
Flint, MI 48502
810-234-5678Flint
map-kalamazoo

Kalamazoo 

251 North Rose St., Ste 200-6013
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-447-2200Kalamazoo
map-ann-arbor

Ann Arbor 

2723 South State St. Ste 250-15096
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-882-2646Ann Arbor
map-grand-rapids

Grand Rapids 

250 Monroe NW, Ste 400-706039
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-591-3700Grand Rapids 
map-southfield

Southfield 

2000 Town Center, Ste 1900-1237
Southfield, MI 48075
248-886-8650Southfield 
map-lansing

Lansing 

120 N Washington, Ste 300-5101
Lansing, MI 48933
517-546-2279Lansing
map-bay-city

Bay City 

401 Center Ave, Ste 25
Bay City, MI 48708

989-262-0787Bay City
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram