If you have been in a truck accident, you may be considering pursuing compensation with a personal injury claim. You may be aware of how complex truck accidents can be, and as a result, you may feel that any action you might take must be put on hold until you meet with an attorney. While meeting with an attorney is certainly recommended, you do not have to wait for an attorney to start preparing your case.
There are five things in particular that you can investigate and research before meeting with an attorney, and, in fact, collecting this information will make your first meeting with your attorney go smoother. Things you should look into are:
- The company that owns the truck involved in the accident, and the driver who was behind the wheel at the time of the accident.
- Details about the accident itself, such as photographic evidence or witness testimony, police reports, any charges made, etc.
- Medical information following the truck accident, including bills incurred from required treatment or illnesses/injuries that resulted from the accident.
- Information about your vehicle; not only the make and model but the condition of the car before and after the accident.
- Records specific to your personal and financial situation including insurance, employment, past accidents or traffic violations and more.
So much information may seem daunting, but all of it can be crucial to your truck accident claim, so the sooner your gather it, the easier your claim will be. If you are planning on meeting with a Tennessee truck accident attorney to help you with a truck accident that occurred in our state, you can start preparing immediately by compiling as much of this important data as possible.