A state trooper was recently seriously injured after being struck by a tractor trailer in Massachusetts. The truck accident took place in a nearby community northeast of Worcester. The trooper was hit in his police cruiser while parked on work detail and both vehicles suffered significant damage in the truck accident. The injuries the trooper suffered in the truck accident were described as serious and were still being fully evaluated. The identity of the driver of the tractor trailer and the owner of the tractor trailer were not released
Because of their large nature, truck accidents can cause serious injuries and harm. Victims of truck accidents can suffer significant physical, emotional and financial challenges following an unexpected truck accident. Specifically, this can include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages, among other types of damages. It is important that truck accident victims have resources available to help with the damages they have suffered and to help protect them when harmed.
Personal injury legal options may be available to truck accident victims to help them recover compensation for the damages they have suffered at the hands of a negligent truck driver. In addition, recovery options against a truck company may also be available depending on the relationship between the truck company and the truck driver. It is important that any parties liable for the harm the victim has suffered are responsible to help compensate the victim following a truck accident.
The lives of tractor trailer accident victims may significantly change in an unexpected instant. Being familiar with the legal options available to help them and to protect them is an important part of a difficult recovery process set in motion by a truck accident.
Source: Boston Globe, “State trooper injured in Mass. Pike crash,” Christopher Gavin, Oct. 17, 2015