Sharing the roads with big trucks like 18 wheelers, commercial trucks, and big rigs can be a nerve-wrecking experience, especially considering that some truck drivers ignore laws to help protect law-abiding drivers, such as violating hours-of-service regulations. These regulations state that commercial drivers may only be behind the wheel for a set number of hours every week but are seldom obeyed. Many truck drivers ignore these rules, putting you and your family at unnecessary 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 have fatal results 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. Lengthy recovery times, mounting medical costs, constant uncertainty weighing upon you, wondering if you will be able to afford all your treatments and hoping the insurance company will cover your considerable bills are all something you may need to face.
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. The longer you wait after you or a loved one is injured in a truck accident, the higher the chance is of evidence disappearing; witnesses moving or forgetting what they saw; or the trucking company getting rid of driver logs, inspection records, scale tickets, and any other written documents that may 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 us today at (403) 253-1029.