What to Do After a Truck Accident Following a Tire Blowout?

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A truck with a tire blowout pulls over on the side of the road.

To travel their routes safely, semi-trucks rely on their equipment. Unfortunately, many tractor-trailer owners and carrier businesses fail to do the necessary maintenance on their vehicles. Truck tire blowouts are, unfortunately, extremely frequent occurrences. They may be caused by debris, damaged tires, overinflation, underinflation,  or generally inadequate inspection and maintenance.

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Blowout Accident

Nearby automobiles will likely become involved in a major accident if a truck tire blows out. A blowout accident can potentially cause severe injuries and high medical care expenses. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, tires are a contributing factor in an average of 33,000 accidents each year.  Between 2000 and 2015, tire failure was to blame for 1 in 270 crashes (11,000 each year) in the U.S., resulting in an average of 200 fatalities per year. And even worse than that: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 738 fatalities in the United States due to blown tires in 2017

You can follow these actions if you sustain injuries in a semi-truck tire blowout accident. You can increase your chances of full recovery while pursuing financial compensation for all of your accident damages by following these procedures and getting the advice of a Georgia truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.

1.   Scan For Damage

As soon as the dust settles, check yourself for injuries. Check on the other drivers and passengers involved in the collision and get out of your car if you can. If you are trained, give anyone first aid and CPR to anyone who needs it.

2.   Call 911

Call 911 as soon as possible after figuring out how many people were harmed and the expected severity of their wounds. Call on a witness if you are unable to reach your phone or are unable to call for any other reason. Follow the dispatcher’s instructions carefully and stay put until assistance arrives.

3.   Documentation From on The Scene

Start taking pictures of the site after looking for any injuries and calling emergency services. Remember that you can never take too many pictures. Take pictures of everything you saw, including the road conditions at the time, the damage to any involved vehicles, including your own vehicle, the license plates of the truck and trailer, and multiple close-ups of the flat tire.

4.   Gather Evidence

Taking images is fantastic, but they won’t provide you with all the information you require. You should request the names and insurance details of all other motorists involved in the accidents. Finally, request the names and phone numbers of any witnesses. If they permit it, request a copy of the truck driver’s CDL and note the license number. You can’t force somebody to give you their information. Instead, let it go and ask the police or your attorney to get the information later if someone you speak with refuses to provide any information.

5. Seek Prompt Medical Attention

If you are hurt, go to the hospital or your healthcare physician for treatment. If you are harmed, EMTs might be called to the scene. Don’t refuse if they suggest you take a ride to the hospital. If not, it may be claimed that you weren’t seriously hurt in the collision by making this choice. Within the next few days, you should visit a physician for a complete medical evaluation, even if you don’t appear to be injured. In the aftermath of a collision with a large commercial truck, many injuries may be concealed. Delaying medical care could have negative consequences.

6. Speaking With Insurance Companies

Prior to speaking with the insurance company, you should strongly consider getting in touch with an accomplished Georgia truck accident attorney to protect your rights and preserve your ability to file a lawsuit for damages against all responsible parties.

The representatives of the other parties involved in the collision should also get in touch with you. Don’t elaborate or exaggerate, just like when speaking with the police. Do not try to cobble together a narrative of what transpired. Anything could be used against you by insurance agents or others, including in court. Victims who speculate or openly divulge information that isn’t directly relevant to the case at hand are most susceptible to having the integrity of their claim diminished.

7. Gather Evidence

Now is the time to begin managing your documents and keeping them organized. Estimates for the cost of repairing your car, medical bills, and other documents should be retained. In addition, the evidence that you have documented relating to the accident scene and your injuries should be preserved. Your attorney will need these documents to prepare your case for a claim.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Georgia

At the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law, one of our attorneys will discuss the specifics of your collision and provide you with helpful guidance at no cost. Because of this, we can take on your case without any financial risk to you because you will only be required to pay for our services if you successfully receive compensation for your injuries. We do not believe that any victim should be placed in a precarious financial situation due to another person’s carelessness.

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