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The Truck Accident Victims’ Guide By Block O’Toole & Murphy, LLP: Protecting Yourself After A Collision With A Tractor-Trailer
Date:4/26/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2013

The immediate aftermath of a tractor-trailer collision can be an extremely difficult and trying time for victims and their families—grappling with injuries or even death; dealing with doctors, hospitals and insurance companies; fear of the future and anxiety about costs. The pain and emotional distress are compounded by urgency and unfamiliarity. Who, after all, expects to be the victim of a tractor-trailer crash?

Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP is here to help. The firm has represented those injured in truck accidents for years and has a special expertise with the steps that any truck accident victim should take. Here is a list of tips to help you protect yourself or your loved ones after an accident occurs.

  • Police Report – after an accident obtain the other driver’s information and call the police. Do not let anyone talk you out of reporting the accident. Accidents happen. Not calling the police does not make an accident un-happen. And reporting an accident can preserve the details, protect your rights, and help authorities make roads safer in the future. If a seasoned truck driver suggests "leaving the police out of this", thus avoiding the generating a police report, understand that doing so will only compromise your interests moving forward.
  • Medical Attention – no matter how tough you think you are, get checked out by a doctor after an accident if you feel pain or discomfort. After an initial visit, pay attention to your symptoms and take action if they worsen. We cannot say here whether that little pain you feel is something bigger lurking inside—only a medical professional can assess that after a complete examination. Do not put yourself at risk. When in doubt, get it checked out.
  • Insurance – notify your own insurance company when an accident occurs and of any damage and injuries that
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