Every motor vehicle accident has the potential to greatly disrupt an injured victim’s life and create numerous challenges. People injured in a crash can struggle with massive medical bills, difficult recovery for serious injuries and having to take time away from work for treatment.
These challenges can be upsetting enough, but if an accident involves a commercial truck, then you could be in for some additional challenges that make life after a crash even more complicated.
- Treating injuries: The injuries people suffer in a truck accident are often catastrophic, due to the size and weight of a truck. People can be paralyzed, suffer traumatic brain injuries or be killed in a collision with a truck. Those who do survive these accidents often have extensive injuries that require ongoing treatment and medical attention. People can also suffer emotional injuries that are very complicated to treat.
- Identifying liability: Commercial trucks are unlike regular cars or trucks in that the person driving them may not own them. This can make it difficult to establish liability as it could fall on the driver, the driver’s employer, the owner of the truck, a trucking company or even the party that loaded the cargo into a truck.
- Securing fair compensation: Trucking companies often have legal and financial resources individual motorists do not. As such, it can be very difficult to negotiate with them and their insurance companies to secure fair compensation, especially when they deny any and all wrongdoing.
Because of these specific challenges that truck accident victims can face after a crash, it can be vital for them and/or their loved ones to talk to an attorney. With legal guidance, those affected by a serious truck accident can accurately assess the damages, identify the liable party and fight for the compensation and accountability victims and their families deserve.