After a serious truck accident consider contacting a lawyer
Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Nov 12, 2014 in Truck Accidents
There is no question that if you or a loved one is involved in a crash involving a truck, the first priority should be your health. Getting the medical attention and treatments necessary to secure the best possible outcome where your health is concerned, is vital. While in some cases medical treatment will get you back to where you were before the collision occurred, unfortunately this is not always the case.
When a car is involved in an accident with a truck the result is often catastrophic injuries for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. These injuries might include broken bones, lacerations, traumatic brain injuries and injuries to the spine. Following such an incident you may find that you or a loved one is permanently disabled. In the worst cases someone you love may have even died in a crash.
In these situations you may feel as though you are powerless. While that is understandable, it is important to understand that you may have legal options. You may be able to recover damages from the parties responsible for the crash occurring. Depending on the circumstances these parties could include the:
- Truck driver.
- Trucking company.
- Trailer owner.
Others on the road at the same time could bear partial blame and be named in a lawsuit as well.
Since following a collision with a semi-truck your focus needs to be on healing, both physically as well as emotionally, if you are considering pursuing one of these claims it is generally wise to do so with the assistance of someone who has an understanding of how these cases work. For more information on the potential causes of semi-truck accidents and how they might be addressed, please see our website pages on truck accidents.