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Questions answered for truck accident victims

On Behalf of | Nov 21, 2019 | Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents are scary, and being involved in a truck accident with a logging truck or other semi can result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities.

A personal injury claim for damages can help truck accident victims seek the help they need with their physical, financial, and emotional damages.

Victims who have been injured in a truck accident may have many questions about the legal resources and remedies available to them, and they should ensure that they have all the answers they need. Examples of commercial vehicles include 18-wheelers, tanker trucks, delivery vehicles and other large freight trucks. Typical fully-loaded large trucks weigh up to 80,000 pounds, whereas the average passenger vehicle only weighs about 3,000. The disparity between the two can result in serious collisions and catastrophic injuries.

When a truck driver or trucking company is at fault for the injuries and harm suffered by a victim, they may be required to pay damages. Victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A personal injury claim will help the injured truck accident victim and their family pursue the negligent truck driver or trucking company for the damages they have suffered.

Seriously injured people may face dramatic changes to their way of life and may face challenges associated with the recovery process. It is essential for truck accident victims to be familiar with their legal rights and how to enforce those rights, as well as to be aware of the legal resources and remedies available to them.