When you view the devastation that is left behind at the scene where truck accidents have occurred, remember that you are only seeing a small portion of the effect that these truck accidents have. The skid marks on the pavement from those 18 wheels, along with the blackened, burned spot on the I-220, I-20 or I-55 near Jackson Mississippi, only tell part of the story.
The rest of the story may be a father and mother who are sitting home alone tonight, mourning the loss of their precious little daughter who would have been celebrating her third birthday. Or the rest of the story could be a family of five, who is now a family of four, after the father of the family was mangled in his small pickup truck when a tractor trailer plowed into him from behind.
In either of these two settings, those families can never have the life back that they once had. They will spend every holiday from now on missing their loved one who was taken from them prematurely. Unfortunately, their deceased loved one is not the only loss that these families will suffer.
Massive hospital debt has likely been accrued in both of the cases, for which these families may not have had adequate insurance coverage. Add to that the added expense of a funeral and burial plot. Also take into consideration the fact that the family of four is now facing a future with no bread-winner. To get that family onto a more solid footing, they should definitely contact a truck accident lawyer.
Truck accident lawyers are experienced in dealing with all of the aspects that can be encountered when it becomes necessary to “face-down” a company who has allowed a truck driver with several DWI/DUI convictions to continue to drive. A professional truck accident attorney with the ability to pinpoint areas of negligence will be able to properly handle the case for the family who lost their baby girl, so that family can pay off the huge hospital bill they were left owing.
In a big rig accident, negligence can take many forms. Some of the main forms are: drug use, aggressive driving, DWI/DUI, driver fatigue, poor maintenance of equipment, unsecured loads, and rear-end collisions.
When you consider that the loaded weight of a tractor trailer truck can reach 80,000 pounds, the realization sets in that we are talking about a massive machine weighing 40 tons rolling down the highway. Imagine that huge, rolling machine being controlled by a person with illegal drugs or alcohol in his system. The concentration and decision-making skills necessary to safely operate a commercial truck must be in a heightened state, not dulled down or diluted by a person’s addiction.
If your family has suffered the devastation that truck accidents bring, you need to know that a Diaz Law Firm personal injury lawyer can help you pick up the pieces that are lying shattered on the ground. You need the assistance of a truck accident attorney who will hold the trucking company accountable for your loss.