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What should you do after a head-on truck collision?

Truck accidents in Nevada are a cause of some of the worst accidents that may happen unexpectedly. Big trucks can drift out of their lanes very suddenly because of their size, making collisions difficult to avoid. Many have no idea what to do after one of these accidents. Knowing what to expect is important.

What causes head-on truck collisions?

The most common causes of truck collisions are:

  • Distracted driving – Calling or texting, eating and drinking or adjusting the radio, GPS or air conditioner while driving create serious distractions that make driving difficult.
  • Impaired driving – Drinking and drug use can impair motor function and also impact your judgment.
  • Bad weather – Heavy rain or snow, as well as ice, can make it harder for drivers to control their trucks.
  • Driving when tired – Many truck drivers spend a lot of time driving without sufficient rest, increasing the chances of losing control.
  • Altered traffic patterns – Detours due to construction or other changes to traffic patterns can contribute to accidents when drivers get confused.
  • Ignoring traffic rules – Drivers who refuse to follow traffic laws can create dangerous conditions for other drivers.

What damage can a head-on collision cause?

A head-on collision can cause serious injuries, including concussions and broken bones. At the least, these injuries might keep you out of work for several months. In the worst circumstances, your injuries may have lifelong effects.

What should you do after a truck accident?

Calling 911 and having anyone injured refrain from moving are essential. Be sure to give the police detailed information about what happened. Seek prompt medical attention, and contact your insurer as soon as possible.