Accidents involving commercial trucks can be life changing for victims. This is even before the involvement of truck companies, insurance companies and other parties that may make the period of time following a truck crash more difficult. Truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries to victims and the wrongful death of loved ones. As a result, a claim for damages can help truck accident victims recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and wrongful death damages from the parties responsible for the accident.
Victims of truck accidents may suffer broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Some truck accidents may result in fatalities. As a result, truck accidents may change the lives of victims and surviving family members forever. Because of the high physical, financial and emotional costs to victims associated with a truck accident, it is imperative that victims and their families understand the importance of investigating a truck accident and also understand how to prepare a claim against truck drivers, truck companies and their insurers.
Truck drivers and trucking companies may be liable to truck accident victims and their families for a variety of reasons, including when poor truck maintenance, inadequate truck driver training, truck driver fatigue, speeding, driving while impaired, an unqualified truck driver or violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations..
Depending on the relationship, both truck drivers and trucking companies may be liable to compensate victims for an accident negligently caused. A legal claim for damages following a truck accident can help victims with the physical, financial and emotional damages oftentimes suffered in a truck accident.