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April 3, 2024
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What Are Common Mistakes That Truck Accident Victims Often Make?

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If you’ve been involved in an accident with a truck or an 18-wheeler, it’s crucial to avoid common mistakes that could impact your claim.

At McLaurin Law, we frequently represent clients in these cases, and here are some pitfalls you should be aware of:

  1. Failing to Collect Evidence: In the chaos of an accident, you might forget to gather crucial evidence. However, taking photos of the scene, documenting the damage, and noting down witness information is essential. Remember, there’s no such thing as taking too many pictures.
  2. Not Calling the Police: Sometimes, the other party may suggest handling the situation without involving the police or insurance companies. This is a red flag. Always call the police to ensure a formal report is filed and insurance information is exchanged. This documentation is vital for your claim.
  3. Delaying Medical Attention: After an accident, adrenaline can mask pain, and you might not feel injured immediately. However, failing to see a doctor right away can hurt your claim. Insurance companies may argue that your injuries are not severe if there’s a delay in seeking medical care. Even if you feel fine, get a medical check-up to document any potential injuries.

In addition to these steps, contacting an attorney as soon as possible can help protect your rights. At McLaurin Law, we are available 24/7 to provide guidance. We’ve had clients call us from the accident scene for immediate advice on what to do, and we’re always ready to help.

Avoid these common mistakes to ensure you have the best chance of a successful claim. For free consultations and expert advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to McLaurin Law at (713) 528-8012. We’re here to help you navigate the aftermath of a truck accident and secure the compensation you deserve.

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