Truck accidents can be some of the most devastating on the roads of Wisconsin. Large trucks and small vehicles do not make a good match. Injuries can range from minor to severe, including death. So, what should I do after a truck accident in Milwaukee? Here are some tips to put to good use following such an accident.
The first thing you should do is call 911. It’s important that you get police, fire and EMS dispatched to the scene. Emergency personnel should be the only ones who examine the most severely injured victims. Never move someone who is complaining about neck pain or is unconscious.
Start collecting information from all the people involved in the accident once you have checked on the injured and have moved to a safe location. Exchange contact information, insurance information, driver’s license numbers, license plate numbers and anything else pertinent to the accident.
Make sure you take photos of the accident scene, the damage to your vehicle, the damage to other vehicles involved and the debris that is lining the roadway. Even though the police will take photos for their report, you should still take them in case an investigating officer missed something at the crash scene.
If you need to be transported from the scene to a hospital for injuries, accept the medical care. Someone else can handle the exchange of information and make sure your belongings are removed from the car. Your health is the most important thing following a truck accident.
Keep record of all the medical treatment you receive following the accident, including requesting a report from the responding emergency agencies. There will likely be detailed information in one of the reports about the care you received.
If you have suffered an injury due to a truck accident in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a personal injury attorney can provide more information on how to file a personal injury lawsuit to hold the at-fault driver responsible.
Source: Lifehack, “8 Ways To Protect Yourself After An Accident,” Grishma Giri, accessed May 12, 2017