Traffic accidents involving commercial trucks cause thousands of injuries each year. The size and weight of commercial trucks leads to catastrophic odds for the passengers in smaller vehicles. One out of every eight highway-related deaths in the U.S. involves large commercial trucks.
Truck accident cases tend to be more complex due to the number of parties involved in the lawsuit, as well as complicated state and federal regulations. That’s why you will need an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who has the resources necessary to fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.
Trucking companies have obligations to train and oversee their drivers and employees. Additionally, they are required to review driver’s logs, address any complaints made against their employees or contracted employees, properly load the trailers and guard against driver exhaustion. Although there are hundreds of laws governing the trucking industry, many companies do not abide by their transportation responsibilities, which can lead to devastating accidents.
Victims of accidents involving tractor-trailers can file a personal injury claim against the individuals, the transportation company, and in some cases, their insurance provider for monetary damages. Damages are meant to compensate the injured for all harm that was suffered. These categories include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the loss of enjoyment of life. Additionally, if the at-fault driver acted reckless or malicious when causing the victim’s injuries, you may be eligible to recover punitive damages.
At The Cochran Firm of the Mid-South, our traffic accident lawyers are kept up-to- date on Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi accident laws and regulations.