Being involved in a truck accident can significantly alter the course of your life. Injuries such as head trauma or broken bones can take a long time and a lot of money to recover from. It may impact your ability to go to school, work or have a normal quality of life. However, it is possible to hold the person who hit you financially responsible for what happened.
Immediately after the accident occurs, you should see a doctor even if you don’t think that you are hurt. Ligament and tissue damage may not be apparent until hours after a crash, and concussion symptoms may not present themselves right away either. Seeing a doctor establishes that the injuries were caused by the accident and not another event that occurred afterward.
The next step is to hire an attorney. While you may be required to report the accident to your insurance company, do not talk about resolving the claim with them or anyone else until you have talked to an attorney. There is a good chance that you will get a settlement offer that is much less than what you are entitled to.
After you hire your attorney, focus on getting better and let the legal process run its course. Do not engage in strenuous activity unless cleared by your doctor. While you may feel like pushing yourself, it could be used as evidence that you are not truly injured even if you suffered significant injuries.