We have all traveled next to semi-trucks at some point, making it clear that these vehicles are in fact enormous. While many motorists in Virginia and elsewhere are able to travel by commercial trucks without issues, the unfortunate reality is that these vehicles are not operated and maneuvered like other motor vehicles. Truck drivers often travel long distances, causing them to drive long hours as well. A fatigued truck driver is very dangerous one, as they might not be able to maneuver their vehicle properly, stop in time or even evade an obstacle. A negligent truck driver could be the cause of a serious and even fatal truck crash.
It is not always clear what happened or what when wrong when a truck crash happens. Was a driver not paying attention? Did a motorist not signal a turn? Did a driver fall asleep wile driving? All of these questions can be difficult to answer immediately following a truck accident, as victims are left dealing with the pain and suffering following the collision.
At Crandall & Katt, our skilled legal team is dedicated to helping accident victims understand their situation and what legal recourses they might have. We are sensitive to the matter, understanding that it takes time to heal from accident injuries. However, we are highly motivated to ensure our clients meet all filing deadlines for a civil action.
A personal injury action could help a victim following a truck accident pursue compensation for losses such as pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and other related damages. Our law firm is not only experienced at proving fault in truck accidents but we are skilled at calculating damages. We want to ensure that our clients receive a fair award for the harms they suffered.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s truck accidents website. The aftermath of a truck crash can be devastating. Those harmed in a truck crash should take the time to understand their rights and how best to protect them.