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Truck Accident Legal Ramifications

Truck Accident Legal Ramifications

truck accidents, truck accident attorneysAfter a truck accident, there are various legal ramifications. Here is some detailed information to assist you.

Severe physical injury, mental and emotional trauma can be experienced by any one who is severely injured in a trucking accident. Death can also happen depending on the severity of the injuries received and whether the injured individual(s) receive the necessary and proper medical treatment needed to assist in recuperating from the injuries received.

Based upon both the size and the weight of a truck, the impact can be severe causing serious physical injuries to those involved in an accident, including wrongful death.  Lost time from work and the medical expenses shall be also incurred.

There are many reasons why truck accidents occur. They may result from:

  • driving over the speed limit
  • distraction while driving (commonly from using a cellphone)
  • driver fatigue/falling asleep at the wheel
  • equipment malfunction
  • overloaded or poorly packed cargo

All of these conditions involve wrongdoing or neglect on the part of the truck driver or the owner of the trucking company. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be able to file a lawsuit against both the driver of the truck and the employer.

Injuries resulting from a truck accident can be severe. Most people who experience such accidents require immediate medical care, and continuing medical care in the months after the accident. Some may even require medical care for the rest of their lives. Some of the injuries that can result from a truck accident are:

  • head injuries
  • severe burns
  • neck and back injuries
  • broken bones and fractures
  • internal injuries

All of these conditions will require immediate medical attention, and may even cause lifelong effects. In the worse case scenario, truck accidents may even cause the death of one or more people involved.

About the Author

Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.

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