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What To Do After a Moving Vehicle Accident in Texas

Moving can be fun, stressful, and dangerous all at the same time. Moving vehicles are often quite large and carry thousands of pounds. You might have rented your moving vehicle from a truck company but be somewhat unfamiliar with driving one. Or, the other driver was driving the moving truck and struck you. In either case, you need to take the right steps to protect your rights after a Texas moving vehicle accident.

At the Law Office of Sandy McCorquodale P.C., our attorneys are highly experienced in handling car and truck accident cases of all types. We help you seek compensation from the negligent driver who caused your damages. Reach out to us for a consultation of your case.

Steps to Take After a Moving Vehicle Accident

By following these steps, you can protect your health, finances, and your legal rights at the same time. Whether you were driving the moving vehicle or were hit by one, these tips can help.

1. Stay at the Scene

Never leave the scene of an accident. Texas law requires that you remain at the scene if there is any damage to vehicles or injuries to persons. There are criminal law implications if you choose to leave, or if the other party does.

2. Call 911

If you or anyone else was hurt, call 911 for emergency medical treatment. You should also do this if you are unsure or your vehicles are impeding the road. Emergency medical treatment ensures your health and the health of those around you is protected.

3. Exchange Insurance Information

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While waiting for police to arrive you can exchange insurance information with the other driver. This information can help with your eventual claim and help you win the compensation you deserve. Take note of whatever company the moving vehicle is owned by, as the insurance on this vehicle may be paid for by the renter or through the company itself.

This can sometimes be complicated, depending on what the moving vehicle company argues is or is not their liability. Your experienced Texas car accident lawyer will help sort through these complex details.

4. Take Pictures and Videos

Take pictures and videos of the accident scene. Record what damage happened to your vehicle. You should also photograph your injuries to preserve it as future evidence. Remember to stay safe while doing this. Do not put yourself into traffic or another dangerous situation just to get a picture.

5. Preserve All Documentary Evidence

Keep and preserve all documents related to your accident. This might include, but is not limited to:

  • Medical bills and invoices
  • Treatment records and medical images
  • Accident reports or police narratives
  • Insurance information
  • Your notes about what happened

If you are unsure about whether to keep something, keep it. Your attorney can help determine whether you truly require it later.

6. Speak to a Texas Moving Vehicle Accident Attorney

You should speak to a moving vehicle accident attorney right away after your accident. The sooner you do so the sooner they can investigate your case and help you preserve essential evidence. There are also strict time limits to filing your cases that could further complicate matters if you wait too long.

A crash with a moving vehicle may also mean your personal injury claim involves a large company. Large companies utilize powerful legal teams so you need an aggressive and experienced attorney to fight back against their tactics.

Get Help After a Moving Vehicle Accident

Our Texas motor vehicle accident attorney understand the complex nature of car accidents with moving vehicles. We are ready to handle whatever challenges you face.

The Law Office of Sandy McCorquodale P.C. stands ready to fight with you. Contact us today for a consultation of your workers’ compensation case.