The size and weight disparity of trucks can cause catastrophic accidents and injuries. While car accidents can be unquestionably serious, truck accidents can be devastating for victims and their families. Victims and their family members may be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages and other types of damages depending on the circumstances.
Victims of truck accidents and their families may wind up facing serious injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and emotional trauma as a result of a truck accident. Worse yet, surviving family members may be left with a host of financial and emotional damages following a fatal truck accident. As a result, it is important for truck accident victims and their families to be familiar with their legal rights and protections.
Depending on the circumstances, and the relationship between the parties, both a negligent truck driver and negligent trucking company may be held both liable and accountable for the damages and harm the victim and their family members have suffered. Personal injury legal protections can help victims recover the compensation they will need during the recovery process. The personal injury legal process can help guide them through the challenges they face.
Because of how serious truck accidents can be, and the dangers commercial trucks can present on the roadways, the legal process stands ready to protect victims and their families. A personal injury claim for damages or wrongful death claim can help victims and surviving loved ones recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages following a truck accident.