The time after a serious car accident can seem like a blur. If you suffered serious injuries, you may not even remember much about the incident itself. Unfortunately, this type of outcome is not unusual when a negligent or reckless semi-truck driver causes a crash.
If your injuries resulted from such an incident, you may have a long road ahead of you when it comes to recovery. While your main priority should certainly be following your course of medical treatment and working to regain any lost abilities as much as possible, you will likely still have many concerns about how you will pay for that treatment and handle other difficulties that your injuries have caused.
Legal action can help
After this type of accident, it is common for legal action to take place. You and others injured in truck accidents often have reasons to file personal injury claims against the parties considered liable. Those liable parties may include the negligent truck driver, the company for which he or she worked, and others. Of course, personal injury cases hinge on the evidence from the accident and the subsequent outcomes. Even if you cannot remember much yourself, you may benefit from gaining the following information:
- It is useful to provide information about the truck driver and trucking company, including names, information about the truck, and license numbers.
- Details about the accident itself are also vital, including how the accident took place, whether the truck driver faced any charges, if a police report was filed, whether any photos of the accident exist, contact information for any witnesses, and names of others involved.
- It can help to have details about your medical records and diagnosis after the crash, what treatment you received, whether the injuries have affected your normal daily activities, if you underwent x-rays, if you continue to experience symptoms, and if you needed follow-up treatment.
- You may also need to provide information about your vehicle and damage it sustained as a result of the incident.
- It could be useful to include personal and financial information, such as your current employment status, your insurer, your wages, whether you missed time from work because of the accident, and other information.
Gathering these details can be a useful place to start if you are considering filing a personal injury claim after a truck accident. This information can allow any legal professionals you choose to work with to better understand your ordeal and work to find the best courses of action for your case.