What should I do at the scene and immediately after a trucking accident?

After a trucking accident, you want to find out as much as you can at the scene. Often, people rely on the police conducting the investigation. However, police reports vary by which agency responds and how significant they think the accident is. It's helpful to have your legal team involved early on to get experts out and preserve and investigate all the evidence.

When it comes to serious accidents, how you deal with insurance companies can influence the amount of compensation you will receive. Do not permit an insurance company representative to obtain a recorded or written statement from you, do not sign anything for the other driver's insurance company, and do not provide authorizations for medical records unless your lawyer recommends you do so. Call our office and speak to an experienced truck accident lawyer before talking to an insurance company representative. Please bring along all the evidence you have and if any insurance adjuster contacts you, refer him/her to us.

For quality legal representation, please contact our personal injury attorneys of the Elk Grove-based O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm by calling 1-800-722-4176 or send us an email and someone from our office will be in touch with you shortly.

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