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(Lawyers.com) – Ohio places among the top 10 states for truck and bus accident fatalities. And with more than 70 percent of the nation’s freight shipped via commercial truck carriers, it’s no surprise that the incident of truck collisions is on the rise. As a driver, you can take steps to drive more safely in the presence of truck rigs. But in the event that you are in an accident with a truck and trailer, you should familiarize yourself with the most important steps to take to secure your health and livelihood after the accident.
Your Health and Safety Comes First
If you’ve been the victim of a truck accident, your first objective is to remove yourself from any immediate danger. Such dangers could include fire or risk of explosion from leaking fuel. If your vehicle is safe to operate, move it to a safe location nearby to avoid further collision hazards.
Deep lacerations and spinal injuries can worsen if you try to move without the assistance of a medical professional. If you are injured and there is no immediate danger, it’s best to stay put to avoid worsening your injuries. You can ask a good Samaritan or non-injured person involved in the crash to call 911 for police and medical assistance.
If you are lucky enough to have no serious injuries, you should check to see if anyone else is hurt and ensure that emergency responders are on their way.
Check out the full article here to see the top three tips for accident victims!