Though many of us don’t like to think about it, the vehicles that we drive on a nearly everyday basis pose a serious threat. We can never know for sure who is behind the wheel of any given vehicle, and their negligence could prove quite harmful. Semi-trucks in particular can cause devastating accidents due to their size in comparison to other vehicles. If you have been injured in a truck accident, then you know the tragic consequences that can follow.
The damages suffered in such a wreck can be wide-ranging and long-lasting. You may suffer a permanent disability, experience pain and suffering, and medical expenses and lost wages might leave you with financial uncertainty. Though many in this situation find themselves overwhelmed, one of the best things you can do is consider your legal options and act on them accordingly.
Though you can always file a claim against a negligent trucker who causes you harm, you may be more likely to recover the full extent of your damages if you also sue the trucker’s employer. We discussed this last week in our post about vicarious liability. Though this theory can be a powerful legal tool, it can also be aggressively challenged by well-paid and experienced attorneys who represent the trucking company.
Though this might be intimidating, we at Tauzin & Lorio Attorneys at Law are just as experienced at handling truck accident cases. We stand up to those who are responsible for our clients’ injuries, and we’re not afraid to take the battle to big employers. With that in mind, we diligently and aggressively pursue what is in our clients’ best interests in hopes of concluding the matter on their terms and with the recovery of compensation. That said, those who have questions about how the law can apply to their situation may wish to consider consulting with an attorney of their choosing.