With many long highways stretching across the entire United States, there is plenty of space for all the truckers who are transporting goods in their 10 to 20 ton vehicles. When driving near or in one of these trucks, it is important to stay focused on the road in order to avoid a truck accident, as these can be very deadly due to their size and weight.
Being involved in a trucking accident can result in very serious injuries and potentially death. Knowing what to do after you’ve been in a trucking accident is important.
After The Accident
After getting into a truck accident, it is important to assess your own injuries, if any, as well as checking on your passengers. If you are able to safely exit the vehicle and check on the others in the accident as well, then do so. What you do next may be a part of your legal case, so it’s important to keep the following in mind.
In some states, it is required by law that the authorities are notified as soon as you are able to after a vehicle collision. If you’re on the highway, notify the 911 emergency dispatcher of your location as best as you can so that local law enforcement can head over to you.
Once the emergency team arrives, it is important to treat any serious or minor injuries. It is important to get a check up even if you believe you aren’t injured, as it is possible to have an internal injury or an injury masked by adrenaline that you haven’t fully felt yet.
Document The Scene
One of the most important things to do in terms of the legal side of things is to document the scene. Doing this will help you in court when the issue is being disputed. If you are able to safely walk around the scene, do so and document it by taking pictures of the damage.
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