Truck accidents can result in serious pain and injuries for victims. Because of this unfortunate reality, it is important for truck accident victims to be able to protect themselves through the personal injury process which can help the with their physical, financial and emotional damages suffered in a truck accident.
Truck accidents can be more severe because of the size disparity between semi-trucks and passenger vehicles. A fully loaded commercial truck can weigh 25 times more than the average passenger vehicle which can pose a risk to occupants of passenger vehicles on the roadways.
Truck accident injuries can be catastrophic and even fatal in some instances. A personal injury claim for damages may be able to help truck accident victims with their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages suffered as a result of truck accident injuries.
Depending on the circumstances, different parties may be liable to truck accident victims for their physical, financial and emotional damages. A truck driver who has been negligent, such as driving under the influence, while distracted or fatigued or too fast for the traffic or weather conditions, may be liable to compensate truck accident victims for the damages they suffer as a result of the truck driver’s negligence. A truck company may also be liable to truck accident victims in some circumstances which it is important for victims and their families to also be familiar with.
A personal injury claim for damages, based on truck driver or trucking company negligence, or both, can help truck accident victims with their recovery process which can be long and challenging in many instances. Having the support victims need can help as they work on healing from truck accident injuries.