• Contacting your insurance company - you'll want to relay the facts of your Georgia truck accident to them briefly and honestly, but do not go into the details of your injuries. This is especially important since you'll most likely not receive a complete diagnosis for your long-term injuries until months after the truck accident.
  • Keep records of your injuries and recovery - keep track of all your medical treatments and expenses which will be helpful when your Atlanta truck accident lawyer helps you file your injury claim.
  • Documenting property damages - take pictures of your vehicle to serve as a proof of damage. If your vehicle is totaled, speak with your Atlanta truck accident lawyer about whether or not you should retain ownership of the vehicle until it can be assessed by an accident reconstruction specialist.
  • Getting repair estimates - if your vehicle if damaged but not totaled, you might want to get several vehicle repair estimates in addition to your insurance company's valuation.  

Using Caution After the Georgia Truck Accident

If you're contacted by other insurance companies after your Georgia truck accident, you'll want to politely refer them to your Atlanta truck accident lawyer.

The only parties that you should discuss your accident with are: 

  • the police; and
  • your Atlanta truck accident lawyer. 

Once you retain the services of an Atlanta truck accident lawyer, your attorney can take over all communications with the insurance companies involved. This is important as insurance adjusters are trained to get you to say something that could seriously damage your injury claim.

Contacting an Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer

As the victim of a Georgia truck accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case - 404-474-0804.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.