A tractor-trailer accident in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that left one man seriously injured has prompted many citizens to question what actions the victim of such a collision should take. The Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyers with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers explain the step-by-step process an accident victim should follow and offer several tips for creating a successful case for compensation.
At around 2:00 p.m. this past Monday, a 62-year-old man was riding a scooter along Wordin Avenue in the city of Bridgeport when he was suddenly struck by a tractor-trailer attempting to back into the lot of a local business. An article from NBC-Connecticut explains paramedics rushed the man to a local hospital, where doctors determined he had suffered major trauma to his pelvis, legs, and feet.
Being the victim of a truck accident is a new and confusing experience for most victims and many do not know what they should do to protect their health, finances, and legal rights.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers at Carter Mario explain the most important thing to do if an injury was sustained is to get the medical treatment you need. Then gather any contact information you can from the other parties involved or witnesses and when its available, get the police report.
The firm also suggests keeping records of any expenses incurred due to the crash, including medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. Finally, contact an attorney to discuss your potential legal options for compensation.