Potentially catastrophic accidents involving commercial trucks | The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery

On Behalf of | Oct 11, 2016 | Truck Accidents |

The size and build of a commercial truck is no secret. A loaded commercial truck can weigh about 25 times more than a typical car. Due to their sheer size, these vehicles can potentially wreak havoc on the road in case of an accident. It is advised to all drivers and pedestrians to take special care around a truck because if an accident occurs, it could be catastrophic.

Commercial trucks are usually used to carrying heavy cargo from one destination to the other. This cargo can be in the form of flammable or hazardous materials. The shipper and the trucking company are responsible for putting proper labels on the truck so that pedestrians and other drivers can exercise necessary precautions. It is the legal and moral responsibility of the truck driver and the trucking company to show due diligence towards pedestrians and fellow drivers. The driver should be extra careful, especially while making tight turns. Although truck accidents are not common, trucking firms are always well equipped to defend themselves in case of any mishaps.

If you or someone you love has recently been in an accident caused by a commercial truck, you may be able to get compensation if you can prove negligence on the part of the driver or trucking company. As with any personal injury claim, you may receive compensation for lost wages, property damage, and medical expenses.

It is advised to review your case and consider all the possible options. Hiring a skilled attorney might help you in recovering compensation for the cost of damages you incurred. A qualified attorney will oversee your case and work for your best interests.