7 Steps to Take if You Are Injured in a Truck Crash

One person was injured in a truck crash at the intersection of Dinah Shore Drive and Crossley Road in Palm Springs last Thursday morning. Police say a truck and sedan collided just before noon. The crash cause the sedan to then hit a police cruiser that was stopped at the intersection.

The officer in the police car was uninjured and the sedan driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The vehicles involved in the crash were reportedly and 18-wheeler and a BMW. The accident caused traffic delays for about an hour before the scene was cleared.

Crashes involving big rigs injure more than 100,000 people every year in the U.S. The problem has become a rapidly growing epidemic around the country.

If you are injured in a truck crash, follow these steps right away:

  1. Check on everyone involved in the accident to see if anyone else has been injured.
  2. Take note of your injuries and take photos of them as soon as you can. Most of the time, the occupants of the other vehicles involved in a truck crash are more likely to be hurt than are the occupants of the truck.
  3. Call 911 or instruct someone else to do so if you are unable. Once the police arrive, give them a full account of the accident and your injuries.
  4. If there were any witnesses, get their information and their account of what happened. If they are willing, have them give their account to the police for the official report.
  5. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. There is a lot that transpires in the wake of a truck accident, but the most important thing for you to do is to get treated for your injuries.
  6. Contact your auto insurance company and alert them of the accident.
  7. Contact an experienced truck accident attorney to discuss your options for recovering compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

“Truck accidents are becoming a serious problem in our community. There are far too many injuries and deaths resulting from these huge vehicles on the road,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a truck accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.


DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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