Trucks commuting on city, rural and highway roads can be very dangerous as a direct result of operator inexperience and surrounding motorist error. Unfortunately, many automobile drivers are not informed on how to safely operate their vehicles when in close proximity to large trucks. On long stretches of highway drivers and truck operators can become less vigilant and in those seconds of inattention, tragedy can strike.
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The occurrence of highway accidents has been on the rise and many of these situations involve tractor trailers. Their size and the speed at which they travel can result in very serious injuries for drivers and their passengers, not to mention damage to the vehicles. Death from these types of accidents is common and can be very difficult for surviving family members to accept, especially if the outcome was due to inexperience, distracted driving or vehicle failure.
A TRUCK ACCIDENT CAN ENTITLE INJURED VICTIMS TO CLAIMS FOR, AMONG OTHER THINGS:
- PERSONAL INJURIES
- MEDICAL COSTS
- LOSS OF EARNINGS
- PROPERTY DAMAGE
- PAIN AND SUFFERING
WHO IS AT FAULT IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT:
A full investigation will determine who was at fault, whether it was the motorist or truck operator, or some combination of both, who caused the collision as a result of not adhering to the laws of the road. However, if the truck driver involved in the crash had logged more hours than permitted by law, the trucking company could also be held liable for your injuries, just as if the crash was a result of poor maintenance to the fleet. Inclement weather, poor road conditions, inability to stop and inexperienced drivers could also be a factor in your case.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
If you have been involved in a truck accident, treat your injuries immediately. If you can, take photos, document the weather, road conditions and the accident scene. The personal injury lawyers at Bezaire & Associates will help you recover what has been taken from you through no fault of your own. Contact us today at 519-946-9460 to understand your rights as a truck accident victim and we will guide you through the legal process for financial, emotional and physical recovery.