Semi-truck accidents can be terrifying for victims. Semi-trucks are common along Virginia roadways and present a significant size disparity when compared to passenger vehicles which can lead to catastrophic injuries and consequences to victims.
Victims of semi-truck accidents can suffer a number of serious injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, fractures, lacerations, organ injuries and permanent disfigurement. As a result, victims unexpectedly injured in a semi-truck accident may be forced to cope with unexpected injuries and damages including significant medical expenses and rehabilitation expenses. Future medical care costs and ongoing rehabilitation costs can also be and continuing challenge suffered by victims of truck accidents.
There are a number of different parties that may be involved, and in some instances responsible, in a semi-truck accident including truck drivers, trucking companies, manufacturers, insurance companies, as well as others. Truck drivers and trucking companies are also subject to federal trucking regulations. When a truck driver or truck company has been negligent, victims of semi-truck accidents may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Damages may also be available to family members who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a semi-truck accident.
Semi-truck accidents can sometimes be complex and require investigation which is why it is important for victims, and their families, to be familiar with the protections available to them. Victims should not have to face the significant and unexpected challenges that result following a semi-truck accident without the help of legal resources available to protect them.