· With your paper and pencil (or a note on your cell phone) you can get the information you need from the driver who hit you and any witnesses. It is crucial that if you are not badly injured, you gather as much contact information as possible. Drivers too often change their stories in an attempt to put the blame on you. Gathering witness information can be the key to proving your case. Also, get the information of the driver, not just the information on the insurance card, but his name, personal address and phone number.
· With your camera take pictures of the damage done to your vehicle. Also, it is worth the extra minute to take pictures of your surroundings. Trees that are blocking signs, road debris and other vehicles may have contributed to the crash. All of these things can be moved or altered before our attorneys arrive at the scene of the crash. Your pictures, taken with a camera or phone, may make or break your case.
If you are badly injured during a collision with a semi truck, then you should be focusing on getting the medical attention you need, not on taking pictures at the crash scene. Of course, we can and do win cases where the crash victim has been too injured or traumatized to do any of the above. However, if you are able, any information you or a family member can gather will greatly aid our attorneys in making your case and getting you the compensation you need to move on with your life.
Contacting a lawyer at the Dallas, Texas Hart Law Firm is your first step to getting back on your feet. Let us shoulder your burden. Call today. 1.800.856.2347