A truck accident can be frightening, and it can be easy to feel confused and overwhelmed in the minutes and hours after a collision. What should a West Virginia driver do if he or she is asked not to call the police after a truck accident? He or she should not listen. Failure to take the proper steps after an accident can make the post-accident process more complex and may make it difficult to obtain any compensation to which one may be entitled.
It is noted that the most important thing that a West Virginia driver can do after an accident is to contact the police as soon as possible. Even if the other driver protests, it is vital to have proper documentation in the form of an official police report. Failure to have an accident report can cause issues with insurance and can make it extremely difficult to determine which driver is liable.