When you share the roads with big trucks like 18 wheelers, commercial trucks, and big rigs, it can feel very nerve-racking. Some truck drivers disregard the laws to help protect other drivers. For example, some truck drivers violate the hours-of-service regulations. The regulations say commercial drivers should only be driving for a set number of hours every week. However, they are typically ignored. When truck drivers disobey these rules, they unnecessarily put you and your family at risk of being in a truck accident.
Some of the most common truck accidents are caused by truck drivers falling asleep, driver inattention due to texting or emailing while driving, speeding or reckless driving, tire blowouts, mechanical failures and carrying unsafe or poorly secured loads are all the top common reasons truck accidents happen.
Common Injuries and Recovery
Truck accidents often cause fatal injuries and tear the lives of loved ones left behind apart. Serious or catastrophic injuries, such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other catastrophic injuries, are the results of being in an accident with a truck. You may face steep medical costs, lengthy recovery times, constant uncertainty, and wondering if you will be able to afford the treatments or if your insurance will cover your bills.
Insurance and Compensation
Unfortunately, the insurance company will often try to offer you the least possible amount of money after delaying your claim so you will take their offer, even though the money offered will not necessarily cover your out-of-pocket expenses, much less the pain and suffering resulting from your injuries. In a truck accident time is of the essence. Time is of the essence after a trucking accident. The longer you or your loved ones wait after an accident, the higher the chances that evidence will disappear. For example, witnesses move away or forget, or the trucking company getting rid of inspection records, driver logs, and other documents that can help your case.
The personal injury lawyers at Grover Law Firm help injured victims of truck accidents get the money they deserve and need. Contact our law firm in Calgary today at (403) 253-1029.