Imagine this: A passenger vehicle, such as a sedan, is involved in a collision with a fully loaded 18-wheeler. Due to the size difference alone, the person or people in the passenger vehicle are in a bad position.
While not always the case, any accident between a passenger vehicle and truck typically leads to serious injury or death. And in most cases, it's the people in the smaller car who are in the worse position.
It's easy to believe that all truck drivers have received the training they require to act in a safe and responsible manner at all times. It's also easy to believe that truckers will do whatever it takes to avoid trouble on the road.
However, this is flawed thinking. If you've spent any time on the road, you know that some truck drivers don't care about those around them. Instead, they drive fast and reckless in hopes of reaching their destination as quickly as possible.
In addition to receiving immediate treatment for your injuries, there's one other thing you need to do: identify the responsible party. For instance, the driver may have acted in a negligent manner, such as by exceeding the maximum speed limit. However, somebody else, such as the trucking company, could also be held responsible for the accident.
Every truck accident needs to be handled with care. If you find yourself in this position, take the steps necessary towards learning more about your legal rights. You may find that you can file a lawsuit to receive compensation.
Our law firm is serious about making the roads a safer place. This is why we do our best to help anybody who has been injured in a truck accident.