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What to do when you’re in a commercial vehicle accident

by | May 6, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Getting into a collision involving a commercial vehicle can be both terrifying and disorienting. Taking the appropriate measures following an incident can ensure both personal safety and legal security.

1. Ensure safety first

Immediately after the accident, prioritize your safety and the safety of others involved. If possible, move to a safe location away from traffic and turn on hazard lights to alert other drivers.

2. Check for injuries

Conduct an evaluation of yourself and others for any injuries sustained. If you discover any injuries, regardless of severity, contact emergency services. Seek medical evaluation promptly, as some injuries might not manifest symptoms immediately.

3. Exchange information

Exchange contact and insurance information with the driver of the commercial vehicle. Obtain their name, phone number, address, insurance company, policy number, and license plate number. Likewise, provide your information to them.

4. Document the scene

Take photos of the accident scene, including vehicle damage, injuries, road conditions, and traffic signs. Note any relevant details such as weather conditions, time of day, and witnesses’ contact information.

5. Report the accident

Report the accident to the police, even if it seems minor. A police report provides an official record of the accident and may be necessary for insurance claims or legal proceedings.

6. Notify your insurance company

Contact your insurance company to report the accident and provide them with any necessary information. Be honest and accurate in your account of the accident.

Taking these steps following an accident with a commercial vehicle can help ensure a positive outcome for all parties involved.