Sharing the roads with large commercial trucks is probably something you are used to. Becoming to oblivious to these large trucks can lead to a variety of negative consequences. Each year, nearly 130,000 people are injured as a result of a trucking accident. Instead of suffering in silence with the injuries these types of accidents can cause, you need to contact Rosner Law Offices, P.C.
We have helped many truck accident victims get the money they need to rebound after being injured in this type of mishap. If you are on the road and notice a trucker is driving erratically, there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself and other motorists.
Put Plenty of Room Between You and the Commercial Truck in Question
The first thing you need to think about when noticing a commercial truck operating erratically is putting room in between you and this hazard. The last thing you want to do is speed up and get right beside the rig. This will only put you and your passengers in danger and may lead to an accident occurring. The place to be in a situation like this is behind the truck in question.
Give the Authorities a Call
Once you have put a safe distance between yourself and the commercial truck, your next move needs to be calling the authorities. Before picking up your cell phone, be sure to get the license plate number and a description of the truck in question. After you obtain this information, you need to pull over and use your cell phone to contact the authorities. By doing this, you will be able to reduce the chance of the truck in question getting involved in a wreck with another vehicle.
What to Do If a Trucking Accident Occurs
In some instances, avoiding an accident with a trucker that is driving erratically is nearly impossible. When this happens, there are a few things you need to make sure you do. The first thing you need to do following an accident is to call the authorities. This will help you get a police officer and an ambulance on the way to the scene. Even if you think your injuries are minor, you need to get checked out by the medical staff on scene.
Also, if you are able, you need to take pictures of the damage that was caused by the accident. Getting as much proof as you can will help you greatly when trying to file a lawsuit against the negligent truck driver. Make sure you also speak with any witnesses who saw the accident and get their contact information. Our lawyers will want to contact these individuals to get a statement from regarding how the accident unfolded.
Getting help dealing with the aftermath of a trucking accident is important. Contact Rosner Law Offices, P.C. now to schedule a consultation. Once we hear the details of your case, we can give you an idea of how we can help you.