Large trucks like semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are the vessels that keep our country moving. They transport goods, fuels, and much more across states and keep our store shelves stocked and gas tanks full. With as many trucks on the road as we have, it is inevitable that trucking accidents will occur. Each year, thousands of people are killed or injured in severe trucking accidents. The injuries sustained in these accidents leave people with physical and emotional scars. Simpson Peterson can assist you in recovering compensation from those involved in trucking accidents. You don’t have to deal with this alone; just give our office a call at (309)343-6152 or (800)392-4802.
Vicarious Liability & Truck Accidents
When you are involved in an accident with a truck, you may be wondering who exactly your attorney will be filing a lawsuit against. A common issue that occurs when dealing with trucks is a legal concept called “vicarious liability.” This means that the employer is responsible for the actions of their employee. If a large company owned the truck and the driver was an employee, you would file a suit against the company. In some particular circumstances, you may sue the driver as well. Each case may differ, and for any specific instruction, you will need to discuss your case with your attorney.
Compensation for Truck Accident Injury
Physical injuries commonly occur after trucking accidents. You may have had a hospital stay that costs tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. When you have the help of a dedicated legal advocate, you can recover medical bills, lost wages, property damage, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. Do not sign any paperwork from your insurance company without having your attorney look at it. The insurance company is not looking out for your best interest, so make sure you only listen to the advice of your attorney.