Not everyone can do the same things on the day they are hurt in a truck accident. Your injuries may allow you to complete some, all, or absolutely none of the things on the following checklist. Before we present the checklist, we want you to know that it is okay. If you don’t finish everything on this checklist on the day of your accident then you may be able to take care of them in the future.

Now, the I-70 Truck Accident Day One Checklist

On the day of your accident, it is important to:

  • Get medical treatment. This may not be the very first thing that you do, but it is the most important thing that you can do to protect your physical and financial future.
  • Report the accident. The police should be contacted if you’ve been hurt by a truck on I-70.
  • Gather evidence at the accident scene. If you are physically and emotionally able to do so then it is important to gather whatever evidence you can from the accident scene. This may include, but is not limited to, taking pictures and writing down the names, contact information, insurance company information and license information for other drivers and passengers involved in the crash. It is also important to write down the name of the trucking company involved.
  • Let your family, friends, and/or employer know what happened. You may need help today and in the days to come.

It is also important to take any other immediate actions to protect your safety and wellbeing.

Have You Been Injured In A Truck Accident?

If you've been injured in a tractor trailer accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.


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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.