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What to Do When You Are Rear-Ended by a Truck in Atlanta


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8/12/2011
Dover Law Firm
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Maybe you were stopped at a red light or slowing down because of traffic in front of you. Maybe the speed limit suddenly changed or the road conditions became unsafe. In any of these situations, or countless others, it can be startling to be driving safely and to be suddenly rear-ended by a tractor trailer.

What you do in the moments following an Atlanta tractor trailer crash can greatly impact your physical, financial and legal recovery and future. For that reason, our Atlanta car accident lawyers recommend that:
  • You seek emergency medical help. Often truck accident injuries are so significant that you do not have a choice but to seek emergency medical help. Many Atlanta truck accident victims require ambulance or helicopter transportation to area hospitals.
  • You collect as much evidence as you can from the accident scene. If you are able to move safely at the accident scene, then we recommend that you take pictures, write down the names and phone numbers of witnesses and write down any relevant information.
  • You follow medical advice and take care of yourself. This will, of course, help maximize your physical recovery, but it may also help you with your legal recovery.

Finally, we recommend that you call an Atlanta truck attorney as soon as you've been hurt. Rear-end truck accidents can result in serious injuries including but not limited to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, broken bones and death. In order to discuss your legal rights and potential recovery after being hit from behind by a tractor trailer, please call an Atlanta truck lawyer at 1.770.518.1133.

Read More About What to Do After an Atlanta Truck Accident in Our Free Library Article: How to File an Atlanta Truck Accident Lawsuit.


Category: Auto/Truck Wreck


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