Trucks are a necessary part of everyday life. While we expect trucks to be properly maintained, there are many trucks on the road that are not safe. Unsafe trucks cause serious accidents, many of which result in severe injuries and deaths. Trucks are federally regulated, and are required to undergo safety inspections on a regular basis. Driving a dangerous truck is considered negligent behavior.
Truck Accident Injuries
Accidents that occur between passenger vehicles and large semi-trucks can cause debilitating injuries or death. Victims are often severely hurt and require extensive medical treatment, surgery, and care. The recovery time may be quite long, and for some, the injuries are disabling. For example, head trauma may result in permanent brain damage, from which the victim may never recover. The damages from such an accident could cost victims millions of dollars.
Truck accidents can be more complex than investigating other types of accidents. Trucks are often from other states, which can make gathering information more difficult. The analysis of a truck accident needs to take place as quickly as possible, because the driver’s logs and other information may be kept for only a short period of time. Often, a court order is required in order to obtain and preserve necessary information. Accident reconstruction may be necessary in order to prove who was at fault in the incident.
Truck Accident Lawsuits
A lawsuit is often necessary after a truck accident with injuries. The claim for damages typically includes money for medical care, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, ongoing treatment, and pain and suffering. I have a couple of friends that are in practice together and they are very experienced Oklahoma City Truck Accident Lawyers and they have said on more than one occasion that because of their complex nature, truck accident lawsuits should be handled by an experienced accident attorney. Many such lawsuits end in a settlement. However, there are situations where the case will continue on to trial. A skilled legal team understands these complicated cases and will prepare and present the case to achieve the best possible results.
This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding Unsafe Trucks Cause Serious Accidents, or any other personal injury, please feel free to contact Brian T. Allen at 480.461.5335, log on to udallshumway.com, or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.