Compensation for Truck Accident Victims

Compensation for Truck Accident Victims

Posted By: Arata Swingle Van Egmond & Goodwin on Apr 08, 2015

A scary reality of driving on the roads is the possibility of becoming involved in an accident with a truck. Truck accidents have become more common, especially with the increase in ‘drowsy driving’ – although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put new regulations into effect that were designed to curb fatigued driving. Despite this, truck accidents continue to happen, and they can result in severe injuries or death.

When hearing the phrase ‘truck accident,’ most people think a truck colliding with a car, pedestrian, or bicyclist. However, truck accidents can occur between two semi-trucks as well, and they can result in injuries, death, or property damage.

Last month, two trucks – both carrying interesting cargo – collided on Interstate 10. One truck was carrying a shipment of frozen chicken while another truck was carrying bees. The truck carrying the frozen chicken had major damage including a fuel leak that went onto the road and burst into flames. The flames ended up cooking the chicken that was inside. The truck carrying bees was damaged as well, and most of the bees escaped.

Fortunately, both drivers sustained only minor injuries, despite the fact that the bees being irked, and the chicken burnt.

Those two drivers were fortunate, but not everyone walks away from a truck crash so lucky.

What to Do if You Are in a Truck Accident?

If you, or a loved one, have been in a truck accident, hiring a personal injury attorney that handles many truck crash claims is important in presenting a persuasive and complete case to a judge or jury. You likely have suffered injuries and emotional trauma, and if you are unable to work, you may be stressed out about how to pay for the medical bills that keep piling up.

If the truck crash was caused by the truck driver’s negligent or reckless driving, you may be entitled to compensation. The money you receive can be used to compensate you for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Inability to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of guardianship or companionship for your spouse or children
  • Property damage

Get a Consultation

Each case is different, and it is essential for you to have your case evaluated by an experienced truck crash attorney, like ours at Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin. We handle each case we receive with compassion, care, and professionalism. We truly want to help our clients, and we are dedicated to getting them the compensation you deserve.

For an initial consultation, we welcome your call to our office at (209) 522-2211.