For the best results, you need the best Maine truck accident lawyers
Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S., having won many of the
largest jury verdicts and settlements ever obtained for injured people in Maine. We have
recovered $1 billion for our injured clients.
Our attorneys are ready to go to work for you and fight when the insurance company refuses to cooperate or offer
a fair settlement. We handle all types of injury claims resulting from truck accidents, with a particular focus
on serious injury and wrongful death cases.
Truck Accident Tips and Tools: What should I do if I’ve been injured in a truck accident in Maine?
Taking some basic steps after a truck accident can make the difference between a legal claim that fails and one that provides fair compensation for you and your family. Here are some suggestions for first steps.
- First, be sure all parties involved are safe and out of danger. Then move your truck if it is causing a
hazard; otherwise leave it where it is and turn on hazard lights.
- Call 911 to immediately report the accident to police, even if you think the damage is minor. Stay close to
your vehicle until police arrive.
- Remain calm and polite, but do not apologize or admit fault.
- Gather pertinent information from other driver and any witnesses.
- Photograph truck damage and any visible injuries. Write down your recollections about the event.
- Get the name and badge number of all responding officers, and ask for police report.
- Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries, even if you think they are minor.
- Contact an experienced personal injury trial lawyer who specializes in truck accident cases and one who is
prepared to win either by settlement or, if necessary, court judgment.
- Report the accident to your insurer. Do not give a signed or recorded statement to your insurer before
talking with your lawyer.
- Do not discuss the accident with any representative of the other driver’s insurance company before talking
with your lawyer.