Truck accidents can be devastating and may result in catastrophic injuries and harm for victims. It is important for truck accident victims to know how to protect themselves when they have been injured in a truck accident.
A personal injury claim for damages can provide important protections that injured truck accident victims and their families need to help with their inevitable physical, financial and emotional damages following a truck accident. A claim for damages against a negligent truck driver or negligent trucking company may help injured victims with their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Negligent truck drivers and trucking companies should be accountable to victims for the harm they cause.
The trucking industry is heavily regulated to protect the public from the dangers of truck accidents. When a truck driver or trucking company has violated those regulations, or otherwise acted in a careless or reckless manner, they may be responsible for the injuries and harm suffered by victims. Truck accidents can be caused in a variety of different ways, including driver fatigue, speeding, drug or alcohol use and a truck driver driving while under the influence, improper maintenance of a truck or a violation of service hours or rest breaks.
It is important for injured victims to know how to protect themselves following a truck accident and a personal injury claim for damages may help them do that. As one of the resources available to help injured truck accident victims, a claim for damages provides a valuable remedy for those harmed by trucking industry negligence.