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What Is a Truck Accident Lawsuit?

Truck accident lawsuits can cover vehicle accidents involving at least one large commercially operated truck. This can include vehicles such as big rigs, “semi” trucks, delivery trucks, cargo trucks, tractor-trailer trucks, transport trucks, and other types of trucks. In this sense, the word “truck” usually refers to larger commercial vehicles rather than normal “pick-up trucks” or SUV’s. 

Trucking accident lawsuits can be unique because they typically involve one smaller automobile and a larger truck being used for company shipping purposes. This can create a unique litigation situation that pits an ordinary citizen against a corporate business entity. In turn, this can mean differences in aspects like employee liability and company insurance coverage. Also, some truck accident lawsuits can involve multiple state laws, which can further complicate the process. 

What Are Some Legal Remedies Involved in a Truck Accident Lawsuit?

One of the main concerns in a truck accident is where a significantly larger truck collides with a smaller passenger automobile at high speeds on the highway. This can result in severe injuries and a total wreckage of the smaller car, including the smaller car going underneath the truck. In such cases, it may be appropriate to file for legal damages for the injuries (or loss of life if this is a factor).

Thus, legal remedies in a truck accident usually consist of a monetary damages award. This requires the liable party to reimburse the victim for any losses associated with the accident injuries. These can include hospital expenses, medication bills, therapy costs, and even lost wages.  In some cases, a wrongful death lawsuit can result if the truck driver was grossly negligent and the accident resulted in the death of another person.

Lastly, truck accident lawsuits often involve some serious factual and legal analysis in order to determine which party is at fault. It can sometimes be difficult to tell which party was responsible for a truck accident, but in most cases, the expert opinion of a lawyer can help when determining liability. This may also result in a more accurate damages award that truly reflects legal liability for the accident. 

Do I Need a Lawyer for Assistance with a Truck Accident Claim?

Filing a truck accident claim can often be a complex matter. It requires an analysis of both the facts surrounding the accident, as well as the various laws that are coming into play. You may wish to contact a qualified lawyer in your area if you need help filing a truck accident lawsuit. Your attorney can help determine the extent of your recovery, and can represent you during the formal trial process, so that you obtain the appropriate damages award. 

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Last Modified: 06-26-2017 12:12 PM PDT

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