If you are one of the millions of people who have been injured in truck accidents because of the negligence of another person, you do have legal rights. No matter what kind of truck you are involved in an accident with, the results are almost always the same- you will likely suffer from personal injuries. A car of any size is no match against 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, semi-trucks, big rigs and pick-ups. The sheer size, speed, and sometimes hazardous payloads of these massive vehicles make accidents involving them some of the most catastrophic.
Truck accidents happen every day all over the United States, and the causes normally include: speed, driver error, intoxication and inexperience. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident or 18-wheeler accident, it is important that you seek help from a qualified professional attorney as soon as possible. Often in truck accidents, you may be able to seek compensation from not only the driver of the truck but their employer as well- if they are driving while on the job.
The only way to fully know and understand all of your legal options is to speak with a lawyer. Contact Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley today to learn more about your options after being involved in a truck accident.