The consequences of a collision between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle are often catastrophic. Many times it is the driver of the much smaller passenger vehicle that suffers the serious or life-threatening injuries due to the massive size difference between it and the truck that caused the wreck. Serious cases like these require serious lawyers.
What types of damages can victims and their families expect when involved in a truck wreck?
As a victim of a truck wreck, you are entitled to damages to compensate for severe and permanent injuries sustained as a result of the trucking wreck and to cover financial losses, including medical expenses, funeral costs and lost wages. No amount of money can fully compensate someone for the pain and suffering they’ve experienced; however, it can help ease the financial burdens for truck crash victims and their families.
What causes truck wrecks?
There are several factors that lead to a truck wreck. The size and weight of a commercial truck has a huge impact on the amount of property damage and the seriousness of injuries that can arise out of this specific type of accident. Therefore, a truck wreck is very different than a wreck between two passenger vehicles.
Truck drivers must follow specific federal safety regulations when they are on the road with the rest of us. When truck drivers ignore them, then catastrophic accidents occur. Many wrecks occur due to:
- Driving when fatigued
- Reckless driving (especially during adverse weather conditions)
- Defective equipment
- Improperly secured loads or loads that exceed a truck’s maximum capacity
- Unsafe passing
Let our experience get you the best results
Bell & Brigham is a truck accident law firm. For over 40 years it has been dedicated to serving clients injured in trucking wrecks. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims and their families throughout Georgia and South Carolina. You need a firm that has experience trying these types of cases in court before real juries, not just settling them for pennies on the dollar.