A heavy truck and a car collided on FM 1960 recently, and both drivers were taken to the hospital as the wreck shut down the well-traveled street. The truck driver had been changing lanes when it crashed into a sedan and skidded off the side of the road. Firefighters removed the roof of the car and the victim was rushed to the hospital by Life Flight.
Anytime you have a collision with a truck, call 911 first and check for injuries, and then contact your Dallas truck accident lawyer. If you have been the victim of careless driving or negligence, your attorney can help you in recovering the money needed for medical care, property damage, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Kirkendall Dwyer LLP can deal with the insurance carrier of the trucker at fault and assist you in dealing with your own insurance company. Be sure that you stay at the scene of the accident after checking on the health of those involved. Injuries can be sustained even in what might not seem to be a serious accident.
After you have called the police and your attorney, help the police in compiling their report by answering their questions. The report created by the police can be used by insurance companies to assess fault. Your Dallas truck accident lawyer will be able to utilize the information in a police report in order to recover money for you.
At the scene, gather information from the other people involved, and from any witnesses. Some police reports take up to three weeks to complete, and having collected your own information, you won’t have to wait on their report for all the answers.
Gathering names, phone numbers, addresses and insurance companies for all of the involved parties will help your attorney prepare your case. Photos of injuries and property damage can also be helpful. Remember, medical treatment always comes first.