If you have any significant injury, you should contact a truck accident attorney immediately to discuss your case. Trucking companies are only required by law to keep certain documents on file for a limited amount of time, and without a pending legal case, key evidence may be lost. Also, the insurance company for the trucking company may attempt to persuade you to provide a recorded statement, accept a low settlement, or sign a release, so it’s important to protect your own rights during this difficult time.