If you’re in a wreck with an 18-wheeler, you might not know what to do next. The trucking company will often send a representative to investigate the accident and minimize the claim as much as possible. Learn more about which steps you should take after an accident with a truck.
Immediately After the Accident
If it’s safe to do so, remain in your vehicle and don’t move it. Regardless of the accident’s severity, call 911 and see if the police will come to the scene. In Pennsylvania, officers are not required to go to the scene of a minor accident, but you should still see if they will respond to the call. If you or your passengers have injuries, seek medical attention as soon as possible. You should also write down the names, addresses, and phone numbers of every involved party, including any witnesses. Then, take pictures to document your injuries and the damage to each vehicle. Collecting evidence after a truck accident can be crucial for your case. Lastly, you should notify your insurance provider of the accident.