What to Do if You Are in a Collision with a Commercial Vehicle

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Commercial vehicle collisions have the power to cause life-threatening and life-changing circumstances. Continue reading to find out what you should do if you are involved in a commercial vehicle crash.

Make Sure Everyone Is Safe

The very first thing you need to do is make sure everyone involved is safe. If there has been an injury, call 911 immediately.

Call the Police

If 911 is called, they usually prompt the police to come to the scene. However, if 911 officials do not encourage the officers, contact the police yourself. It is crucial to call the police to keep everyone involved safe from oncoming traffic. They will also create an official accident report which may be necessary for insurance and legal purposes.

Gather Information

Exchange information with anyone involved. Be sure to collect name, contact information, driver’s license number, insurance information, and employer information if applicable. If you are able, take photos and videos of the scene. Also, write down or record yourself reciting what happened while it is fresh in your mind.

Obtain Witness Statements

Having a witness statement could make or break your case down the road. Be sure to collect a report from anyone willing. If they allow, record them speaking about what happened and what they saw.

Do Not Admit Guilt

Law enforcement, witnesses, and people involved will want to know what happened and who is at fault. Avoid admitting to guilt until you have spoken with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Contact an Experienced Attorney

A commercial vehicle accident can cause many more issues than a regular car accident. They can cause much more damage to both another vehicle and the driver. If you or a loved one is a victim of a commercial vehicle collision that resulted in personal injury, please do not hesitate to contact our firm at 608-597-2786.

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