Big Rig accidents are common, scary, and dangerous. After being involved in this type of accident, it is understandable that one may become shocked, confused, or frustrated and neglect to obtain the information necessary to recover settlements that are owed to you. Here are a few tips to help ensure that you obtain the necessary information after an accident with an 18-wheeler.
Take photographs of everything including their license plate, drivers license, the sides of the truck, any names/logos/identifying information on the big rig, and most importantly the identification numbers that are typically listed on the back of the truck or trailer. This information will prove useful when explaining an insurance company or your attorney which truck from a fleet may have been involved in the accident. While taking photographs, it is very important to also document the damage to both the diesel as well as your own vehicle and any other vehicles that may have been involved.
Gather Detailed Information
When talking with the driver of the 18-wheeler, be sure to obtain their name and identifying information and information from the company that they work for. The insurance company will need this information to verify that claims are being filed on the right policy. If a driver claims that they are self-contracted, it is advisable to find out what company they may be contracting for at that time in case that company has an liability in the accident.
Gather Contact Information For Any Witnesses or Additional Drivers Involved in the Accident
Oftentimes, other people are able to gather information and/or photographs that have been missed by the victim of an accident. Sometimes these pieces of information make or break the claim by providing facts as to who the driver or insurance company may be.
The more information you can gather after an accident with a diesel or any other type of motor vehicle accident in Garland and surrounding areas, the more likely you will experience a smooth and successful insurance claim resolution. The attorneys at David S. Kohm and Associates are uniquely well suited to assist in all types of motor vehicle collisions in Dallas and all of Texas. With over 25 years combined experience, this team of attorneys have solved even the most difficult cases and obtained positive outcomes for their clients. If you have been injured in an accident, do not hesitate to call David S. Kohm and Associates.