When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you assume some risk. There is always potential for a collision with another vehicle or some kind of catastrophic vehicular failure while you're driving. If there's an accident involving a commercial truck, chances of sustaining serious physical injuries are high.
When commercial trucks cause accidents, the people in the other vehicle are far more likely than the driver of the commercial truck to sustain injuries or die.
There are likely limits on your personal medical insurance coverage, as well as the medical coverage offered through your car insurance. In a catastrophic accident, it's likely that your medical expenses and financial losses will exceed the maximum payment limits of the policies you carry.
Speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney who understands the law regarding commercial vehicle accidents can help. An attorney can review the details of your accident and provide advice as to the next best step forward.
Commercial trucks can cause catastrophic damage
Commercial trucks can cause accidents that alter the entire course of your life. Even if you personally weren't injured, the injuries to your passengers could still have a permanent impact on your life. A serious injury sustained by one of your children or your spouse could require that you leave your job to become their full time caregiver. Commercial trucks are so large and heavy that they often destroy vehicles and cause severe bodily harm to the people inside them.
All too often, serious accidents are caused by negligence, distraction or faulty maintenance of the truck. In cases where accidents were preventable with rest, better maintenance or more responsible driving, someone should be held accountable for the damages caused.
An accident with a semitruck doesn't just destroy your vehicle. It can damage your body and cause issues with your mind, such as post-traumatic stress. If you or someone you love endured an accident caused by a commercial vehicle, you need to recover your losses and ensure your medical bills will be covered.
An attorney can get the results you need
After a serious accident with a commercial vehicle, you don't want to be worrying about your finances and the rapidly accruing medical bills. Combine that with your lost wages and the cost of the damages to your vehicle, and an accident with a truck can wreak havoc on your financial future.
Before you accept a settlement just to pay your bills, speak with an attorney. An attorney who understands personal injury law can help you determine if a settlement is fair and what your legal options are after an accident with a commercial truck.