Most commonly, truck accidents involve semi-trucks, tractor trailers, delivery trucks, rental moving trucks, and other types of commercial trucks or vehicles. There are specific laws regarding trucks which are intended to protect auto and other motor vehicle driver on roadways and highways.
Truck accidents often occur due to truck drivers aggressive driving, the failure of a truck driver to adhere to traffic safety laws, cellular phone use while driving, drinking and driving, or a failure of a truck driver to maintain a reasonable awareness of his or her surroundings.
Motor vehicle operators and pedestrians are at a tremendous disadvantage regarding injuries and survivability when involved in an accident with any type of truck due to the shear size and force of impacts associated with truck accidents.
When an individual is injured in a truck accident, they must often seek medical treatment and endure length periods of physical therapy, which in some cases may last for months, years, or even the rest of the victim's life.
The law allows the victim of a truck accident who is injured as a result of the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of another to legally seek compensation and potential monetary damages.
The court (judge or jury) will consider important issues in determining appropriate compensation and potential monetary damages relating to your commercial truck accident injury case including, but not limited to:
In the event that a death has resulted from a truck accident, immediate family members of the victim may seek justice in the form of a wrongful death liability lawsuit.
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