As you drive down the highway, you will come in contact with one commercial truck after the next. Your goal is to share the road with these vehicles to ensure that everyone remains safe at all times.
Even though you may take the safe approach, some commercial truck drivers don't do the same. Instead, they make it a habit to drive in a reckless manner, such as by speeding or changing lanes without signaling.
As the driver of a passenger vehicle, you realize that you are at a size disadvantage when compared to commercial trucks. So, in the event of an accident, there is a much greater chance that you will suffer a serious injury.
At our law firm, we have represented many people who have been injured in a commercial truck accident. In some cases, we have worked with a loved one of the accident victim, such as a spouse, since the person passed away as the result of the crash.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a commercial truck accident, you need to do a few things:
-- Receive immediate medical attention
-- Understand the type of treatment you need to receive in the future
-- Learn more about your legal rights
Once your health is in order, you should take the time to better understand your legal rights. If you take the right approach, you may be able to file a lawsuit in an attempt to receive compensation from the trucker and/or the trucking company. You should never let a negligent driver get away with causing you pain.