Taking Action — First Steps
Protect yourself after a trucking accident
The corporations that own and operate the trucks involved in an accident act quickly to investigate the crash, build a defense, mitigate damages and clear the evidence. The actions you take immediately following the accident can help you physically recover from your injuries and support your legal claim against these negligent parties.
Viles & Beckman, LLC was founded in 1995 to advocate for individuals injured in auto accidents. With 40 years of combined experience, our lawyers can advise you about the actions you can take to protect yourself after a trucking accident.
Your health comes first
You should always put your health and that of the other victims first. Even if you are not qualified to render medical aid, you can save a life by calling 911. Seek medical attention immediately regardless of whether you think you were injured. Sometimes symptoms of serious injuries do not manifest themselves right away.
Stay at the scene, but be careful about what you say
You are required by law to remain at the scene of an accident. Although you should cooperate with authorities, choose your words carefully. Defendants and their insurance companies will make every effort to transfer blame to you and will twist your words to defend themselves.
Trucking companies want the accident cleared promptly to discard the proof of their liability. If you are physically able to do so, take photographs of the scene and gather witness contact information. You can also contact the dedicated attorneys at Viles & Beckman, LLC, who will immediately begin an investigation and preserve crucial evidence.
Contact a qualified truck accident lawyer as soon as possible
An experienced Florida truck accident attorney thoroughly investigates the accident, gathers crucial evidence, advises you about your rights and demands that the negligent parties pay you the compensation you deserve. To learn more, call Viles & Beckman, LLC at 877.709.0633 or contact us online to schedule your no-obligation, free consultation.