The aftermath of a trucking accident can be truly disorienting. Even if you have not sustained serious injuries or significant property damage, mentally and emotionally processing the sheer force of a trucking collision can be difficult. As a result, you may not think to connect with a Bronx, NY truck accident lawyer right away. This is understandable. However, it is important to schedule a consultation as soon as you possibly can. Waiting to seek legal guidance may impact your ability to obtain the kinds of compensation you are entitled to in a prompt and relatively hassle-free manner. Too often, the longer accident victims wait to seek legal assistance, the more complex their legal situations tend to become.
Preparing for a Trucking Accident Attorney Consultation
Once you have scheduled a consultation with a Bronx, NY truck accident lawyer, you will benefit from taking a few simple actions in advance of your first meeting. Preparing to meet with your attorney will help to ensure that all of your concerns are addressed and your questions are answered before you commit to any legally-related decisions. Making informed decisions about an accident is a process, so any preparation you can complete before your consultation will almost certainly help to speed your informed decision-making ability along.
When preparing for your consultation, please gather any paperwork related to the accident that you may have in your possession. If you have a copy of the police report, a copy of your insurance information, a copy of the insurance information associated with anyone else involved in the accident, your hospital discharge papers, any photos you may have taken at the accident scene and the contact information of any witnesses to the accident, these will all serve as helpful information for your Bronx, NY truck accident lawyer. Similarly, if you have any information related to the trucking company that employs any of the commercial vehicles involved in the accident, please bring this information as well.
If you have not yet recorded your memories of the accident on paper, video or an audio recording, you may want to do so now for both your reference and your attorney’s reference. As time goes by, you may be understandably less able to recall minor details of your accident. Having this reference for the future can be helpful in a number of ways.
Truck Accident Claims Assistance Is Available
If you have been injured in an accident and have not yet scheduled a consultation with the legal team at Okun, Oddo & Babat, please do so today. Our attorneys have significant experience representing the legal interests of individuals and families whose lives have been altered by truck-related accidents. Once we learn about the circumstances surrounding your accident, we will be able to advise you of your legal options and help you to make informed decisions about your situation. Too often, accident victims do not connect with a Bronx, New York truck accident lawyer until they have signed away many of their rights to insurance companies. Whenever possible, schedule a consultation in the immediate aftermath of an accident so that you may more easily preserve your legal options moving forward.