Truck accidents are unfortunately quite a bit more common than we might like. If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident, you know how devastating it can be. Not only are you at risk for personal injury, permanent disability, loss of a loved one, changes in standard of living or inability to work, but the trauma alone from having been in an accident is also enough to scar for life. If you have been the victim of a truck accident, don’t wait to get the help you need today.
Truck Accident Consequences
The consequences of a truck accident can be much more serious than what typically happens between two cars. This is particularly the case in the case of commercial trucks, which are mammoth compared to personal trucks. Crashes between two semis or between semis and automobiles are likely to end in loss of life, and certainly in injury. Because a commercial truck can weigh as much as 25 times as much as a car, when its load is taken into account, the results of a wreck are far more catastrophic.
According to a survey from the U.S. Department of Transportation, large truck crashes accounted for 4,995 fatalities and 106,000 injuries in 2006, making them among the most lethal of the accident types. Depending on what the truck is carrying – such as flammable or hazardous materials – the consequences may be even more severe.
Dealing with Truck Accidents
If you have been in a truck accident and are seeking compensation, it is most likely you wish to bring a personal injury case. The main argument in such a case is that the driver of the truck (or the other truck, if you were also driving a truck) was being negligent, leading to the injury. To successfully win such a case, you must show:
- That the plaintiff should have exercised reasonable care and did not, and
- That the failure on the part of the plaintiff to do so resulted in injury on the part of the defendant
If you can show both of these, there is a good chance you can win your suit. But you will still need the help of an experienced lawyer to put your case together and bring it to court with the best chances of winning.
Finding a Truck Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been in an accident with a commercial truck, you may be eligible for compensation due to injuries. If you would like to bring a case against the responsible party for truck accidents, you should get in touch with Williams and Williams Law Firm, LLC at (770) 823-2711 or via email. We would be happy to help you today.