Drivers Response in Accidents can Mitigate Lawsuits
Professional drivers know that, despite being labeled "minor", the mere occurrence of an accident means potential problems. Even if it is not your fault, it means time, money, and headaches. Yet proper actions, from the beginning, can help to minimize the problems arising from the accident. While these suggestions are common sense, they are often forgotten in the post-accident fog. The driver is always the first line of defense in potential trucking litigation. Controlling the legal damage means properly handling the situation and maintaining the discipline to perform in the appropriate manner. Proper handling of these matters from the outset can make the difference between dealing with some paperwork and having a trial for the other driver's injuries.
For tips on how to respond in an accident, please see Disciplined Driver Accident Response Mitigates Trucking Litigation by Doug Marcello, Articlesbase (January 28, 2011).
Tia Chisholm, HUB International TRANSPORTATION
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