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3 steps to take after a commercial truck accident

Being involved in an accident with a semi truck is a terrifying and jarring experience and accidents that involve large trucks are much more likely to result in catastrophic injuries or death. In fact, according to recent data, truck crashes killed 3,986 people in 2016 - the majority of which were occupants of passenger vehicles.

For truck accident victims, it is critical to understand what you should and should not do after an accident. The choices you make can affect whether you are able to hold the correct parties liable for your injuries and receive sufficient compensation. In the immediate wake of an accident, it is important to call the police, take pictures and exchange information with all other drivers and eye witnesses. Once you leave the accident scene, you should do the following:

Who is responsible for automated truck accidents?

The future is here. Testing automated semi-trucks on highways happens across the United States, and it now will start in Ohio. The I-90 corridor will be a test road for self-driving vehicles. The industry continues to push the envelope on how goods are transported. 

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