Commercial vehicles are large and loud. They stand out when they're on highways, and they can be frightening to other drivers on the road. These vehicles also have large blind spots and a potential to cause significant damage in a crash.
Commercial vehicle crashes impact people every day, and they can be devastating. If you're in a crash, do you know what to do? Here are five steps to take if you're involved in an accident.
1. Immediately call for help
Right away, you should call for help. Individuals may have suffered injuries.
2. Check on passengers and drivers
If you are able, check on those in your vehicle and others involved in the crash. Provide medical care and assistance to the extent that you can, and wait for help from first responders. Don't move anyone unless there is a higher risk of injury if they stay where they are.
3. Exchange insurance information
If you and the driver are able to exchange information, now is the time. Get the driver's license plate number, name and contact information.
4. Go to the hospital
When the police and emergency medical technicians arrive, go to the hospital. Your health is the most important thing, so everything else can wait.
5. Talk to the police
Finally, you can give your recollection of events to the police. Don't say anything that could result in a question of fault.
These are five steps to remember following a crash with a commercial vehicle or with any vehicle. After you get the proper care, you can seek the compensation you need.