Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

By Pyle Law, Reviewed by E. THomas Pyle March 19 2020 7:54 pm

Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

By Pyle Law, Reviewed by E. THomas Pyle March 19 2020 7:54 pm
Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

Because of their size and the force they can exert, truck accidents can be truly catastrophic and cause serious injuries. As a result, dealing with the aftermath can be overwhelming, leaving you not sure what to do next. 

The personal injury attorney at Pyle Law can help you navigate this difficult time. From compiling the necessary evidence to collecting the compensation you need, we work with our clients every step of the way to help them put their lives back together. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident and need help, schedule a free consultation with us by calling (888) 381-1155 (toll free), (620) 241-9000, emailing at, or contacting us online. 

Seek Medical Treatment

Your health is your most valuable asset. If you are in pain, the first and most important step is to seek medical treatment. Even if you declined treatment at the scene, you can still get a thorough examination by your doctor. Your doctor can listen to your symptoms and identify the specific injuries you are suffering from. More importantly, they can treat your injuries and help you make a full recovery. 

It’s also very common for some injuries to manifest themselves several days later.  As a result, don’t hesitate to schedule another visit if you are experiencing new symptoms, your symptoms are not improving, or your symptoms are getting worse. These could be signs that you have been injured more seriously than you thought or your injuries have been misdiagnosed. 

Follow Your Doctor’s Orders

Going to the doctor is often the easy part – following your doctor’s prescribed treatment plan can be much more difficult. Our clients lead busy lives, and staying home from work or staying in bed isn’t an easy thing to do. 

However, if you need to seek compensation for your injuries, the insurance company will claim that your injuries did not improve because you did not follow the recommended treatment. It is one of the tactics that insurance companies use to pay as little as possible on accident claims. 

Keep Copies of Everything

You want to be sure that you keep a copy of all paperwork and records related to the accident, such as the following: 

  1. Medical bills
  2. Doctor’s notes and reports
  3. Accident reports
  4. Receipts or invoices for any expenses or costs related to the accident

Try to keep these records organized and in a safe place. If you later have to seek compensation, these documents will help you prove your claim. 

Contact a Lawyer

Many people think that they should contact a lawyer only once their attempts to settle their claims have been exhausted. This is an unfortunate misconception – it’s never too early to involve a lawyer. Insurance companies will take advantage of your inexperience and will try to avoid paying you anything beyond the absolute minimum. They employ a number of tactics to reduce their liability exposure leaving you with less compensation than you need. 

The other risk you face is running out of time to pursue your claim. In Kansas, you have two years to bring a claim for personal injury. While this sounds like a lot of time, it goes by faster than you think. In addition, the longer you wait to pursue your claim, the more difficult it may be to prove. 

Injured in a Truck Accident? Contact the Personal Injury Attorney at Pyle Law 

At Pyle Law, we work with truck accident victims to help them get the compensation you need. We’ll help you navigate the corporate red tape and hold the trucking company accountable for your injuries and other losses. Let us help you – call us at (888) 381-1155 (toll-free) or (620) 241-9000 to schedule a free consultation with our Kansas truck accident lawyer. 

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney E. Thomas Pyle who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a practicing personal injury trial attorney.