People frequently say they regret not being better prepared for what to do at the scene of a truck accident in Michigan. This outline briefly reviews the most important steps recommended by our lawyers.
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Survey the truck accident scene for injuries. Immediately call an ambulance for anyone who is injured. Do not move injured passengers unless it’s necessary to avoid further injury.
Even if the truck accident appears to be minor, it’s extremely important to call the police immediately in order to file a report.
Very serious injuries are often not experienced immediately after the truck accident. Make a detailed list of all injuries and pain you and other passengers are experiencing, even if it seems to be minor at the time.
It’s important to document as much information as possible at the truck accident scene, because the driver who caused the accident will often change his or her story along the way. Errors may also appear in the police report. Documentation by a truck accident victim can be instrumental in correcting mistakes. If you can, make note of the following information:
We recommend you take pictures of the truck accident scene in Michigan, if you can do so safely. Remember, most good truck accident law firms also have private investigators that can be sent to the accident scene as well. If possible, take photos from multiple angles and locations. Be sure to photograph:
Avoid speaking with anyone, other than police, about your truck accident. Do not accept responsibility for the accident and do not blame others.
Unless you are being transported to the emergency room by ambulance, please remain at the truck accident scene until all other drivers and police have left.
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Remember, it’s best to contact an attorney before you speak with your insurance company or the person who caused the truck accident, because if you sign the wrong documents, you may unknowingly relinquish your rights or settle for less compensation than you’re entitled.
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