Being a truck driver comes with its downfalls and one of the biggest ones is related to the fact that you can always fall victim of an accident. Even if you do pay a lot of attention and if you don’t actually want to think of the potentiality of this happening, you should prepare for it as well.
One of the things you will have to think of is what happens after a truck accident. Knowing what to do will eventually keep you out of further trouble and it can help you receive the compensation you will be entitled to (especially if the fault of the accident did not pertain to you).
After the accident, if you are conscious and aware of what is happening around you, make sure that you do not leave the place of the accident without as many pieces of evidence as possible. If there are witnesses present, make sure to ask for their contact detail so that you can use their testimony in the future. Also, do take photographs of the car, of the road, of the other car and of all the details that may prove to be significant for the development of the trial from now on. Do not forget to also photograph or record the location of the accident so that everything is in order when you bring this piece of evidence to court. All this should be done while the law enforcement officers arrive at the place of the accident (because calling them and the ambulance should be the very first thing you should do, of course).
Furthermore, do make sure you contact a truck accident lawyer in your area. This way, you will be absolutely certain that you are actually defended in court and that the other part will not have the chance to place the fault on you by taking advantage of you now being fully knowledgeable of the laws in your state. The attorney will make sure that all the laws favoring you and your situation will be respected and that you will get out of this as clean as possible. Do hire someone who is specialized in truck accidents in particular because this type of attorneys will be more familiar with the laws that apply in such cases and with the various issues that may appear along the way.