Rear Ended by a Big Truck? We Can Help!
Posted on Sep 18 , 2013
There are some steps that you may want to follow in the event you get rear ended by another vehicle or big truck. If your car is drivable you should: • Safely move to the shoulder of the road or street (Move It, Move It, Move It – Steer It Clear) • Get out of your car, check the damages that have been done to your vehicle and make sure that no one is injured • If the damages are minor to the vehicle (a ding, bump, scratch) then exchange insurance information as well as a phone number that you can best be reached at with the owner of the vehicle who rear ended you • Once you exchange information, carefully pull back onto the road that you were traveling on • Within 24 hours of your wreck, make a claim with your insurance agency • See a physician within the days following to do a full exam to make sure that you did not suffer any injuries you were not aware of • Call a personal injury attorney so that they can help you with your case If your car is NOT drivable you should: • Stay in your car; do not get out because another car might hit you as you are trying to see the damages • If other passengers are in your car, make sure that everyone is OK and doesn’t need immediate medical attention. • Call 911 • Once an officer arrives, carefully get out of the car and see how much damage has been done to your vehicle • The officer will write an accident report, make sure you are very honest and thorough • Call your insurance company and file a claim • Once everything has been reported, call a tow truck to come and get your car • In the days following, see a physician to make sure you have no injuries • Call a personal injury attorney so that they can better help you through the process of getting your claim and settlement started