At times, sharing the roadways with trucks can be intimidating. A frightening truck accident in a nearby community recently illustrated this concern. The truck accident took place when a large dump truck rolled over onto a passenger vehicle while in the roadway. The driver of the passenger vehicle was taken to the hospital following the accident; the driver’s injuries were described as minor. The truck accident is still be investigated by police.

The sheer size of most trucks when compared to passenger vehicles can make sharing the roadways with trucks a significant concern. Truck accidents that are caused by the negligence of a truck driver may lead to physical, financial and emotional damages for the victim. Because of this, victims may be able to recover damages designed to compensate them for the specific injuries they have suffered, be they medical expenses, lost wages or emotional, pain and suffering, damages.

Sometimes the true extent of a victim’s injuries will not be immediately known until sometime following a motor vehicle accident. Because of this, victims of truck accidents should keep track of the harm suffered. When a claim for damages is made, the specific harm the victim has suffered may be compensable. A claim for damages may be resolved through the legal process or, as part of the legal process, may reach a settlement so that the victim is properly compensated for the damages suffered.

Victims of truck accidents enjoy the protections of the legal system to ensure that the unexpected physical, financial and emotional costs they have suffered are recovered whenever possible. For this reason, victims may wish to be familiar with the legal protections and options available to them when they have been harmed.

Source: Masslive.com, “Route 20 in Brimfield reopened following accident involving dump truck flipping onto car,” Patrick Johnson, August 12, 2014