What to Do After an 18 Wheeler Large Truck Wreck

1. Make sure that you and your passengers are safe and move to a secure location if possible. Avoid standing near or between vehicles. Do not leave the scene of the accident.
2.Turn on your warning lights to warn other drivers who may be approaching the accident scene. Put out flares to warn oncoming traffic.
3.Call the police and follow their instructions.
4.Collect information from all drivers involved, including:

  • driver’s license numbers,
  • addresses,
  • phone numbers,
  • insurance policy information,
  • vehicle license plate numbers,
  • vehicle identification numbers
  • registration data.

5.Collect information from all passengers and witnesses including:

  • driver’s license numbers,
  • addresses,
  • phone numbers,
  • notes, comments, statements regarding accident and what they say

6.Do not discuss the accident at the scene with others who may be at fault, or their passengers.
7.Take pictures of the accident scene and damage to the vehicles and any structures.
8.Contact your insurance company about towing your vehicle, obtaining a rental replacement, and arranging for repairs.
9.Even if you feel like you are not injured, withhold comments until after the initial adrenalin rush has subsided and you’ve had enough time to adequately assess your physical health.
10.If you have been injured, you’re at a disadvantage when dealing directly with an insurance company, which will already have access to attorneys. It is crucial to consult with an experienced auto accident attorney before accepting a settlement. Insurance companies may try to offer a settlement that does not adequately cover your expenses.

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