Physical and financial damage from semi truck accidents is serious. Statistically speaking, a car crash with a big rig is as likely as a collision with a smaller vehicle, but the potential for serious injury and death is high. Here’s a list of steps to take if you are injured in a big rig accident, no matter which vehicle you’re in.
For Non-Commercial DriversAs with any other car accident, you’ll want to stay on the scene, ensure everyone is alright, and alert the authorities. Of course, you’ll want to collect the information of the big rig driver and any nearby witnesses. It’s also important to document the damage that has been done to you or to your vehicle, either by making notes or taking pictures.
Unfortunately, a collision with a big rig can complicate the process. Personal injury from big rig accidents can be serious and require immediate medical care, which can mean not being able to follow normal protocol. If you don’t go to the hospital after a