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Legal protections for truck accident victims

On Behalf of | Jul 18, 2019 | Truck Accidents |

Truck accidents can sometimes leave victims facing a lifetime of unexpected challenges and damages that range from medical expenses to lost wages and emotional damages associated with the trauma victims have suffered. Personal injury legal protections are an available resource to help truck accident victims with the physical, financial and emotional damages suffered in an unexpected truck accident.

Many victims are killed and injured in truck accidents each year because of poorly-maintained trucks and the unsafe operation of trucks. When sharing the roadway with passenger vehicles, it is important that large trucks follow certain rules and take care to help ensure the safety of those they are sharing the roadways with. When truck drivers and trucking companies are negligent, and victims suffer harm as a result, they may be liable to compensate victims for the harm they have suffered.

Ways that trucking companies and truck drivers may be negligent include reckless driving; driving while fatigued; distracted driving; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; carrying oversized and unsafe loads; or failing to properly maintain a truck. Depending on the circumstances, both a trucking company and a truck driver can be liable to injured victims. Both personal injury and wrongful death legal options are available to help protect truck accident victims and their families when harmed.

A truck accident can have a sweeping, and negative, impact on the lives of victims and their families, leaving them with physical, financial and emotional struggles and they fall behind on medical bills and time at work while they try to heal. As a result, it is valuable for victims to be familiar with the legal protections available to them and to have trained guidance through the process to get them the help they need.