Tractor trailers are the most common types of commercial vehicles that cause serious accidents. But did you know that many other commercial vehicles also can cause devastating accidents? Other types of commercial vehicles often in accidents are dump trucks, delivery trucks, passenger buses, school buses, and delivery trucks. These also are commercial vehicles, and the company that owns that vehicle could be held liable for your injuries.
Learn more about truck accidents in our infographic and if you've been injured in a trucking accident, you should stay at the accident scene until the police arrive. Also, call 911 right away; tractor-trailer accidents usually involve serious injuries, and you or other people in the vehicle may need immediate medical help. Check other vehicles to see whether drivers and passengers need medical help.
If you can, take pictures and video of the crash scene and the vehicles involved. This is the best opportunity to collect evidence that you were harmed by the negligence of the truck driver. Having an immediate, fresh record of the truck accident can be vital to making your truck accident claim later.