Trucking Accidents And The Law
Each year, millions of people end up in collisions while on the road, whether driving down the highway or cruising through the scenic back roads. Fortunately, a majority of these collisions are not serious, and damage is measured largely in dollars and cents than in recovery time. However, for a small percentage of people, these accidents can be life-changing, and leave families in a state of complete shock and uncertainty. Getting your life back after a collision that leaves you or a loved one seriously injured, or causes the death of someone close to you, is a task that’s far easier said than done.
Out of all the types of accidents that occur on America’s roads each year, incidents involving large trucks have the highest potential for fatality or life-altering injury. Because most trucking accidents occur between a truck and one or more cars, rather than two trucks colliding on the road, the potential for damage is absolutely devastating. In the case that a truck is carrying hazardous materials, the extent of injury can reach far beyond the two or three vehicles with immediate involvement in the crash. Accidents involving large trucks can be thoroughly destructive, and leave people feeling helpless and hopeless in the face of injury.
Fortunately, you are not alone. You don’t need to struggle through the pain and suffering associated with recovery and rehabilitation, while wondering who is going to take care of your family. Chances are, you’re unable to work and insurance is debating whose responsibility it is to take care of your medical bills, or simply refusing to pay. In the middle of all the pain, loss, and chaos, there should be someone there to defend your rights and ensure you don’t continually suffer for another person’s mistake.
If you’ve been seriously injured and are unable to work due to a devastating collision that simply wasn’t your fault, it’s a good idea to contact an attorney. In many cases, these tragic accidents are often avoidable, and occur because a truck hasn’t been properly maintained or serviced by the company. In some instances, truck drivers are forced to work long shifts and cover miles of distance on the road, pushing even the most experienced and aware drivers past the limits of what is safe. There are many reasons these types of tragedies occur, but none of them are justifiable excuses for walking away without paying the consequences. If you’ve been hurt, time is of the essence. Call a trusted personal injury attorney in your area, and get the helping hand you need to win your life back.