In a Virginia community a couple of hours east of the Roanoke City area a tractor trailer accident resulted in injuries to victims and charges for the driver. The driver of the tractor trailer has been charged with reckless driving following the semi-truck accident which occurred when the semi truck he was driving struck a fire truck which caused the fire truck to hit a sheriff’s vehicle, splitting the fire truck in half.
The fire truck and sheriff’s vehicle were blocking off the right-hand lane of the roadway when they noticed the semi truck coming at them without slowing down. Both the fireman and the sheriff’s deputy were transported to the hospital in stable condition, while the driver of the semi truck was also transported to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.
Personal injury legal protections are available to protect victims who have been harmed by the negligence, or carelessness, of another party. Criminal charges or citations can commonly be used to establish the liability of the negligent party for the harm and damages suffered by the victim. The negligent party may be responsible to compensate the victim for the damages they have suffered which can include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages associated with the unexpected harm from a truck, or other type of, accident.
Victims have a lot to deal with following an unexpected truck accident which is why the legal process seeks to help them recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotion damages they have suffered. Personal injury protections are in place to help injured victims better focus on healing, recovery and the future following a truck accident.
Source: Wtvr.com, “Tractor trailer splits fire truck in crash that closed I-85,” Nov. 22, 2015