Should I Talk to an Attorney or Insurance Adjuster After a Truck Accident?

May 11, 2017

Getting into an accident of any kind can be a traumatic and frightening experience. We are shaken up and it’s tough to think clearly about next steps. For instance, we wonder, Should I talk to an attorney first, or should I call my insurance company?”

Whether you were at fault or you were the victim of someone else’s negligent driving, you should call a truck accident lawyer first, like Fears Nachawati in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio.

You need someone on your side immediately, and Fears Nachawati will help you every step of the way, including letting you know when you should call your insurance adjuster.

First Step: Call a San Antonio Truck Accident Attorney

Whether you were at fault or not, it might be smart to call a truck accident lawyer first, so they can help you figure out your options.

If you were injured and it wasn’t your fault, you need to know what to do next in order not to compromise your safety and your legal case. Getting a good lawyer who will investigate the accident and help determine whether or not you have a case against the other driver and his insurance company is the first step, after getting emergency medical attention.

If you were injured and it was your fault, you should call an attorney to know how to handle things going forward so that you don’t make the case against you worse. Again, you need to seek emergency medical help first, and make sure everyone involved in the accident is safe before making any phone calls.

Once you have determined that everyone is safe, the next step is to exchange relevant information with the other drivers at the scene of the accident, including your contact information, driver’s license number and details about insurance policies.

You should also attempt to get the names and phone numbers of any of the witnesses at the scene of the accident, as well as the badge number of the police officer that responds to the call.

It’s very possible that you’d be able to get through a car accident claim without legal counsel. But if you’ve suffered significant injuries and there is a dispute over who might be at fault, you need Fears Nachawati, a San Antonio truck accident attorney, on your side.

Call Fears Nachawati at (210) 858-5383 to schedule an appointment or talk to an attorney.

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