Truck accidents are frequently among the most serious motor vehicle collisions. They cause multiple disastrous injuries, property loss and deaths every year. That’s because of the sheer size and weight of semi-trucks. With such large vehicles on the road, accidents are guaranteed to happen.
Who Is At Fault in Truck Accidents?
Frequently, the truck driver’s negligence or recklessness causes truck accidents. They often work long hours with little sleep. Add to that the use of over-the-counter or prescription drugs, and you have the recipe for a lot of collisions. Environmental factors, road design and mechanical failure can also be partially responsible.
It’s not easy to determine who is at fault in truck accidents. The trucking company, the owner/operator, the truck’s manufacturer and others may be responsible for the accident. Even the people that may have improperly loaded the products in the back of the truck may be to blame. Because it’s so difficult to sort out who is at fault in truck accidents, it is imperative to work with a qualified personal injury attorney.
Truck Accident Damages
The physical, emotional and financial tolls that come with injuries suffered in truck accidents are enormous. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, it is possible to receive financial compensation. Damages awarded in a personal injury lawsuit may pay for medical bills, compensate the victim for pain and suffering and replace lost wages. Victims with particularly severe injuries may receive compensation for diminished earning capacity and special damages to cover miscellaneous expenses associated with the accident. When someone is killed in an accident, the surviving spouse and other close family members may be compensated for the loss of companionship.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you can successfully sue those responsible with the help of a seasoned personal injury lawyer. Contact Daniel C. Miller today in the Lee’s Summit and Kansas City area to learn more about how we can help you. Call us at (816) 875-0470.