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How to Handle a Truck Accident in Long Beach, California

Road accidents in an automobile are never fun, or planned for. That’s why they’re called accidents! When you find yourself in the midst of a vehicle collision, you can feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. In Long Beach, California, it can be especially daunting given the number of people who reside there. In this article, we will arm you with the knowledge of how to proceed when faced with the situation of a truck accident on the road.

The first thing you want to do when you crash your vehicle is to move yourself and your truck to a safe place. If you’re on a busy road, such as a highway, this can seem easier said than done, but you want to be out of the way of other motorists as soon as possible. This will help you assess the situation in a safe manner as well.

When you and your vehicle are safely out of the way of traffic, you will want to check on anyone else who was involved in the accident. Once this has been accomplished, call police to the scene. Oftentimes when a collision has occurred on a busy road, a passerby has called the police for you by this time, but it’s still a good idea to make your way to a phone, especially if anyone is injured. Gather information about the crash, and when an officer comes to speak to you, be open and honest about how it came about.

As the scene of the accident winds down, and the vehicles are either removed from the road or able to be driven off, you will want to have any documentation you need for later. This can be pictures, statements, etc. When you have the ability, you will then want to file a claim with your insurance. Having this documentation will be good to give to them when the time is appropriate.

When you have an accident in Long Beach, California, knowing how to handle the unfortunate situation can get you on the road to recovery as swiftly as possible. Be safe on the road, and drive as defensively as you can to prevent collisions.

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Consult a skilled and dedicated personal injury lawyer with the Law Offices of Christopher Montes de Oca. Get a free consultation today by calling us at 562-901-4664 or by contacting us online.

Law Offices of Christopher Montes de Oca represents victims in cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, and uber accidents. Serves clients in throughout Los Angeles, including Alhambra, Maywood, Echo Park, Glendale, Long Beach, Whittier, Hacienda Heights, La Mirada and Pico Rivera.

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Chris is proud and humbled to be named as one of the top personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles for four straight years. Among those honors, Chris is recognized as a Super Lawyer. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state receive this award. Chris was recently recognized as a “National Trial Lawyer Top 100”. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

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