WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET HIT BY A BOX TRUCK
Box trucks, otherwise known as cube trucks, are mostly used as delivery vans. Because company employees drive the trucks, it can mean that the drivers of box trucks may often be under pressure to make their deliveries on time. It also means that they are not likely to be the owner of the vehicle. These factors and more may cause a box truck driver more likely to take chances on the road or to drive recklessly.
A victim of reckless driving
If you are unfortunate enough to be in an accident involving a box truck, there are several things that you have to do to be able to claim compensation for any injuries or damages that you may suffer.
- Get medical attention. It’s important that you get medical attention as soon as possible. Obviously, if you’re hurt, you will need to be treated, but there’s a secondary reason as well. Medical records of treatments just after the accident will prove that the accident caused your injury. Remember that some injuries such as whiplash only appear a few days after the incident. It’s important that you seek medical attention directly.
- Get the driver’s details as well as the details of the company that owns the truck. Take down the license plate number as well as the make and color of the vehicle.
- Take pictures of the accident scene and make notes regarding any traffic lights of stop signs in the area.
- Get the contact details of possible eyewitnesses who could give an objective view of what happened during the accident.
Linden Law has won $200 000 for a client who needed shoulder surgery after being sideswiped by a box truck. If you have been in an accident involving a truck and want to claim compensation for medical bills and damages, you can call one of our experienced car accident attorneys at 212-804-8440 for a free consultation.