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Legal protections are available for truck accident victims

Truck accidents can result in devastating consequences for victims and their families. There are important legal resources and options that all truck accident victims should be familiar with if they have been harmed by a negligent truck driver or negligent trucking company.

After all, fully loaded trucks weigh as much as 25 times that of a passenger vehicle. When the two collide, the results can be catastrophic for truck accident victims and their families.

Victims of truck accidents can suffer serious and fatal injuries. Fortunately, personal injury legal options are available to protect them following a truck accident and can help them recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional injuries suffered. Victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. In circumstances of a fatal accident, family members may be able to receive wrongful death damages through a wrongful death claim for damages.

During 2006, there were nearly 5,000 fatalities and 106,000 injuries that resulted from truck accidents. Each truck accident can extensively impact victims and their families and may leave lasting damages on both. When a negligent truck driver or negligent trucking company has caused this type of harm to victims, it is important for them to be familiar with the legal options available to them. Depending on the circumstances, and relationship between the truck driver and trucking company, one or both may be liable to victims harmed in a truck accident.

Because of how serious an unexpected a truck accident can be, it is essential for victims and their families to be familiar with their personal injury rights and options. The legal process provides an important resource for the protection of victims harmed in a truck accident.

Source: Injury.findlaw.com, "Truck Accident Overview," Accessed April 17, 2018

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