Truck Accident Victims Have Legal Rights
Life can change in the blink of an eye. Most times when commuting around town, we don’t consider the possible consequences if another driver makes a bad decision that causes an accident. However, when such accidents occur, the results can be devastating – particularly when they involve semi-trucks.
Drivers of 18-wheelers often have vast driving experience and even clean driving records. However, long hours on the road or pressure to complete a route could lead these truck drivers to make a bad decision or simply a careless one, causing an accident. There are rules that help avoid these situations – for example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has an 11-hour driving limit for drivers of trucks carrying goods – but they are sometimes not followed. Even if they are, other poor driving choices such as speeding or improper merging can lead to an unfortunate accident.
When a person is injured in a truck accident, questions will arise about how to move forward. How do I pay for my medical care and missed work? Who can be held liable for the accident – the driver or the trucking company? Who can help me prepare a legal case? All of these and more can be addressed by experienced personal injury attorneys such as those at Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson.
No one should have to worry about where and how to seek help after a truck accident. For more information on the resources available to help hold a negligent truck driver or company liable, visit our truck accidents page.