Involved in an accident involving a truck? In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo of the Perazzo Law Firm answers some common truck accident questions.
What should I do after an accident involving a truck?
Treat an accident with a truck just like any other motor vehicle accident. First check that everyone in the vehicle is ok and immediately contact the police. Request an ambulance if anyone in the car is hurt. If possible and necessary, move the vehicle off the road and onto the shoulder if on a highway. Make sure to put on your hazard lights. Do not exit the vehicle. Wait for the police to arrive. Making sure to get a copy of the police report and the truck driver’s information. Though not as common as car accidents on the highway, trucks do crash and when they do, cars suffer damage and passengers are injured. There are many reasons for truck accidents that are not always the driver’s fault. Many times, cargo is improperly loaded or fastened. Always remember to report the accident to your insurance provider, but do not give them any details of the accident until talking to a car accident lawyer in Miami. Reasons for truck accidents include many, such as accidents caused when a tire blows out and the driver loses control of the vehicle.