Driving is a necessity. Most of us drive each day. However, often due to human error, roads have proven dangerous since the vehicle was invented. Truck accidents occur daily – some of which are fatal. In Texas, recent studies have shown that our roads are some of the most dangerous in the country, especially for pedestrians. If you drive daily, especially a truck, consider the following information during your daily commute.
Driving can be Dangerous
As mentioned previously, recent studies have shown that Texas has some of the most dangerous roads in the country. That doesn’t mean we need to live in fear, though. To remain safe, we must all take precautions and remain vigilant.
There are dangerous roads in every city, of course. North Texas is no different. The area is often considered a “high-risk zone,” which means more accidents via trucks, cars, and pedestrians. Thousands of people are injured annually, and, unfortunately, many are accidents are fatal.
Experiencing any type of motor vehicle accident can be traumatizing. The potential injuries and property damage are enough to set your mind spinning. After an accident, it’s crucial to remain calm.
First and foremost, remember to say nothing. When talking with the police, remain truthful, but minimal. Do not apologize, express that the accident may have been your fault, or claim you will “take care of things.”
Next, report the accident. If you have not already, call emergency services. Then, seek medical attention. You may feel fine, but potential internal injuries are nothing to ignore. Lastly, notify your insurance company and seek out a truck accident attorney.