Truck accidents can have alarming consequences for victims and their families. The legal system understands this unfortunate reality and provides legal options to help victims of truck accidents.
Truck accident victims may be able to recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages, including their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. This can be done through a personal injury claim for damages, which provides victims and their families with important remedies and protections. Victims may wonder what qualifies as a commercial truck. Commercial trucks are used for business or to transport goods. They include 18-wheelers, tanker trucks, delivery trucks and other large freight trucks.
In general, commercial trucks are much larger than passenger vehicles and can weigh 80,000 pounds when fully loaded compared to an average passenger vehicle that weighs only 3,000 pounds. This massive size disparity can result in catastrophic and unexpected accidents and injuries for victims of truck accidents. When a victim has been injured in a truck accident by a negligent truck driver or trucking company, they can pursue compensation for their damages. In addition to those mentioned above, they may also be able to recover compensation for future medical care costs and lost-earning capacity.
Damages and compensation available to victims and their families depends on the unique truck accident and harm they have suffered. It is important for victims to be aware of this and understand the legal resources that are available to help them and provide remedies for the recovery of compensation for their injuries.