What to do following a commercial vehicle accident

No one expects to get into an accident when they hop in their car and head out on the roads. But accidents happen, often causing damage, injuries and even deaths every day in the United States. While one can never predict if or when they will be in an accident, it can be helpful to know what to do in the event of an accident.

Immediately following an accident, a victim's mind will not be operating normally. Adrenaline will be running high throughout the body and often a person acts on instinct. While this is sometimes helpful, there are times when obvious and important steps are not taken. First and foremost, anyone in an accident should make sure that no one is injured and, if there are injuries, that the victims are not in immediate harm. If they are not in immediate harm, they should not be moved until emergency professionals arrive. This leads to step two, call the police.

Once help is on the way, if possible, collect important information from everyone involved including names, addresses and contact information. If possible from a safe position, take pictures of the incident. They may prove to be valuable later. Do not admit guilt to anyone at the scene, but be completely truthful to your insurance company when you call in to report the incident. Following these steps may prove to be valuable down the line as you work on your claim.

If you have been involved in a commercial vehicle accident, there may be a few different ways you can collect compensation for any injuries that occurred. By following the above steps, you will maximize your potential to file a claim. It may also be in your best interests to speak with a law firm familiar with personal injury to learn how to proceed.

Source: findlaw.com, "After a Car Accident: First Steps," Accessed June 12, 2017

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