Commercial vehicles, especially semitrailers, can cause significant damage when not driven or maintained properly. As we discussed last week on the blog, this means many truckers must stick to hours of service regulations, which are meant to keep motorists safe. Tragically, though, far too many truckers ignore these rules and place others in harm’s way.
If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident, then you likely know just how damaging such a wreck can be. Because semitrailers are so big and heavy, any collision between one and a passenger car can easily lead to death to the occupant of the smaller vehicle. Even when such a collision is not fatal, these accidents often lead to catastrophic physical injuries, emotional trauma, medical expenses and other forms of financial loss.
When these damages are the result of another party’s negligence, the injured — or, in the case of a fatal accident, the family members of the victim — may be compensated through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. In many ways, these lawsuits are similar any other suit involving a car accident, but commercial vehicle accidents introduce a different issue of liability. The truck driver may be held liable, but in many cases, so too can the trucking company.
Properly handling such a lawsuit can be difficult. Our law firm utilizes its skill, experience, and passion for the law and helping others to provide our clients with the service they deserve. We can negotiate settlements, take matters to trial, and ensure that our clients’ have the opportunity to tell their side of the story. It is our hope that when everything is said and done our clients will be able to walk away with the money they need to focus on the future.