A trucking company has been sued in Jefferson County over an incident involving a car accident. The lawsuit alleges that the driver and the transport company are responsible for the wreck, according to reporting on SETexasRecord.com.
The lawsuit seeks $100,000 for the medical expenses, disfigurement, pain and other hardships that the plaintiff suffered due to the accident, according to the reporting. There is no information given on how the accident occurred or where it occurred in the article. The list of reasons why the victim is seeking compensation, however, is useful in understanding the dangers of collisions with semis.
There are videos online that show accidents involving semi trucks and passenger vehicles that give some idea of what exactly can happen in such instances. In some of the videos, the cars almost disintegrate from the impact. If you’re lucky enough to survive such an accident, there is very little chance that you’re going to walk away from it unscathed and the injuries you suffer may be debilitating and take a very long time to heal.
The reason that people tend to sue these companies for such large amounts is quite simply because of the amount of damage that can be caused by a semi truck. These trucks can easily destroy a smaller vehicle and, of course, the devastating accidents that they cause can easily take lives, as well. Many of these claims involve a wrongful death, which is a reason to sue in and of itself, but there are commonly other damages added to these lawsuits, as well.
Avoiding the Wrecks
It’s better to avoid a wreck altogether than it is to win a lawsuit against a trucking company. Many of these wrecks occur when driver’s change lanes or fail to stop, so be sure you’re constantly aware of any semi trucks nearby your vehicle when you’re on the freeways and highways. Don’t assume that they can see you and, if you cannot see the driver’s mirrors, they most certainly have no idea where you are.
If you are injured in a truck wreck, be sure to contact a law firm with experienced truck accident lawyers. These attorneys will have seen so many of these accidents that it will be much easier for them to argue their case for you than it would be for an attorney with less experience dealing with such claims. There’s no guarantee you’ll win, but a good attorney certainly increases the chances that you will.
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