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Truck Accident Victims Have Legal Rights

Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson

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.