What to Do After a Truck or Auto Accident — Guidelines from Our Accident Attorneys

Our truck and auto accident attorneys — providing comprehensive representation to Republic, Columbia, and Jefferson City, Missouri victims — have compiled a detailed list of guidelines to keep as a reference in case you are involved in an accident. If you have been victim of an auto accident or truck accident, contact the attorneys at Terrell Law Office, LLC and arrange a case consultation.

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What to Do After a Truck or Auto Accident

The following are general guidelines of what you should do after an auto or truck accident.

  • Check for injuries. Immediately call for help if someone is injured. When in doubt, call an ambulance.
  • Call the police. Authorities will document the accident and gather facts. If you don't contact the police, it is your word against the other person's.
  • Report the accident to your insurance company.
  • If the accident is minor and there are no serious injuries, move the cars to a safe place.
  • Turn on hazard lights. Use cones, flares, or warning triangles.
  • Exchange pertinent information with other parties (drivers, witnesses) involved — address, phone number, license plate number, make, model, and year of vehicle, other driver's insurance information, car registration number, and driver's license number.
  • Make immediate notes about the accident. Include specific damages, witness information, and a diagram. If a disposable camera is available, take pictures.
  • Be courteous and remain calm. Don't assign blame to yourself or others. State only the facts.
  • Call a lawyer. At Terrell Law Office, LLC our truck and auto accident attorneys — serving Republic, Columbia, and Jefferson City, Missouri — will aggressively litigate your claim.

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What NOT to Do After an Auto or Truck Accident

The following are things you should NOT do after a truck or auto accident.

  • Do not panic. Remain calm and call for help.
  • Do not leave the scene of the truck or auto accident.
  • Do not wait. Contact an auto or truck accident attorney immediately.
  • Do not discuss the accident with anyone but the police and your attorney.
  • Do not assign blame to anyone, including yourself.
  • Do not speak to anyone from the at-fault party's insurance company without a lawyer. Any statements you make may be used against you in the future.
  • Do not sign any papers by an insurance company or agree to a settlement before retaining legal counsel.

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Contact Our Truck or Auto Accident Attorneys - Columbia and Republic, Missouri

If you have been injured in an auto or truck accident, contact the accident attorneys at Terrell Law Office, LLC. Serving Columbia, Republic, and all of Missouri, our personal injury attorneys have successfully represented many auto and truck accident victims. We are familiar with the state's laws and know how to handle insurance companies. Know your rights; we can help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.

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Contact our auto and truck accident attorneys – serving Republic, Columbia, and Jefferson City, Missouri – to arrange a consultation. At Terrell Law Office, LLC, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.






Terrell Law Office, LLC

Republic Office
283 Hwy 60 West
Republic, Missouri 65738
(in the Southwest Plaza Shopping Center near the Driver's License Office)
Phone: (417) 647-2212
Fax: (417) 647-2156

TOLL FREE: (844) 647-2212