As with any accident, remain at the scene - unless you need to seek emergency medical attention - and make sure it is safe. Call the police, as the report they prepare will be a key piece of evidence if you later need to file an insurance claim.
Get contact and insurance information for the truck driver and the trucking company, including the trucking company's corporate name. You'll also need the name and badge number of the investigating police officer as well as contact information for any witnesses to the accident.
The trucking company will send investigators to the scene quickly to collect evidence, so you need to take immediate action as well. Use your camera or smartphone to take pictures of the accident scene, including damage to your vehicle, the truck and any other property, as well as skid marks, visible injuries and any other evidence.
Your next steps should be to see a doctor right away - even if you feel fine - and contact us
. The sooner you start the process of getting better after the accident, the easier it will be to recover.