New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyers
What to Do If You Have Been Injured in a Truck Accident
When you have been in a motor vehicle accident involving a commercial truck, you want to be careful to take the right steps to fully protect your health, as well as your legal rights. Chances are good that your injuries are serious. There may also be potentially responsible parties who are not immediately apparent. Though you should hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible, you want to take other actions to protect yourself.
At the office of the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr, we have more than 40 years of experience protecting the rights of personal injury victims, including people hurt in truck accidents. Our primary goal with all clients is to find a way to win your case so that you can get the compensation you need and deserve. We emphasize communication and personal service, always returning your calls and e-mails in a timely manner. Because of our longstanding reputation for hard work and thorough preparation, we get many of our new cases as referrals from former or existing clients, or from other attorneys.
The Steps to Take after a Truck Accident
In any accident, your first concern should be for your health and safety. If you are unable to move under your own power, do not try to get up and walk away. Stay where you are and advise others that you need assistance. More often than not, you will only aggravate any injuries by trying to move. Ask someone to call an ambulance if necessary.
If the accident seems minor and you can move under your own power, check and see if everyone else is okay. It is best, whenever possible, that you call the police immediately and that you leave the vehicles exactly where they are. This will make it much easier to reconstruct how the accident occurred. You should also ask for contact information from the truck driver and any other drivers, as well as all potential witnesses. This includes name, address, phone number and the name of the trucking company.
If you are able to leave the scene in your vehicle and under your own power, you should immediately go to the hospital, a clinic or to your doctor. You want to document all injuries as soon as possible. Make certain you tell medical professionals exactly what happened so that they will conduct a thorough examination. Don’t just focus on major injuries. Tell the doctor or nurse about everything that hurts, and about anything that feels unusual or different.
New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr Advise Clients on Steps to take After an Accident
Our office is open weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Evening and weekend meetings can also be arranged. To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced New Jersey truck accident injury lawyer, contact us online or call our office at 732-249-4600 (toll-free at 1-877-249-4600).
The Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr is a New Jersey personal injury law firm located in Highland Park, New Jersey serving the communities of New Brunswick, Edison, Somerset, South River, Sayreville, Metuchen, East Brunswick, South Plainfield, Fords, Middlesex, Old Bridge, Iselin, Bound Brook, Perth Amboy and Colonia, New Jersey.