Before leaving the scene of a truck accident, make sure to exchange information with the other driver. Make sure you have the following information:
• Driver’s full name, address and contact information
• Driver’s insurance company and policy information
• The details of the driver’s vehicle
• Name and contact number of the trucking company
If, after the accident, the trucking company remains elusive, inform your lawyer about the situation and provide all the information mentioned above. Your lawyer has the means, connections, and techniques to get in touch better with the trucking company and their insurance company.
You and your lawyer can take legal action against the trucking company for avoiding your phone calls and refusing to cooperate in the investigation of the accident. Seeking assistance from police and federal investigators is also an option to make the trucking company cooperate for the investigation.
Another option for action for you is to consider filing a claim on your own insurance policy. You can have your car fixed under your insurance company’s collision coverage. You can also make claim on your insurance company’s uninsured motorist coverage since the driver or the trucking company is refusing to cooperate. The driver at fault and the trucking company still have to be liable for the accident, but that does not mean you have to put your life on hold while waiting for them to cooperate with the investigation.