Truck Accidents: What You Need to Know
Some people who are involved in truck accidents are fortunately able to emerge from these wrecks either unscathed or with minor injuries. But the harm that can be delivered from a 90,000 pound vehicle can be considerable. Truck injuries can result in permanent injuries to the spinal cord or the brain, and there is no real way to “recover” from that sort of damage. It should also be mentioned that these injuries require long term or life long care, which can cost millions of dollars.
It isn’t surprising that most Americans aren’t aware of what their rights are and what they are entitled to in compensation when they get injured. Getting into an accident is a frightening and emotionally draining experience, and the primary concerns of the average accident victim are basic: Will I live? Will I be able to walk again? Am I going to be okay? Worrying about whether or not your injury will bankrupt you should be the least of your concerns.
You would think that a truck accident where the driver of the truck was at fault would be a cut and dried matter in terms of liability. Unfortunately, the insurance companies do their best to lower costs, cut corners, and offer low settlements in order to maximize their profits. One of the standard tactics of truck insurers is to offer injured parties a settlement quickly, before the victim has a full understanding of what the injury is going to cost.
Having a lawyer that has a complete understanding of your rights as a truck accident victim is crucial to securing the compensation that you deserve and will need in order to pay for your lost property, medical bills and loss of income. There is also the possibility of emotional distress, limitation of lifestyle, and pain and suffering, each of which can not only affect the victim, but also the families and loved ones of the victim.
While car accidents are bad enough, truck accidents can be absolutely devastating. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a truck or tractor trailer, contact our offices for a free legal consultation.