It’s common to say that what separates truck accidents from other accidents is how much damage the massive semis can cause in an accident, and while this is true, there’s more to a truck accident than size and damages. Truck companies understand that they can be responsible for a huge payout if their trucks or truck drivers cause a serious accident, so they are well prepared legally for such an occurrence. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a truck accident, it behooves you to be equally prepared.
A high-speed truck accident that occurred recently in Oklahoma City miraculously saw no fatalities. Sources claim that an eastbound car and a westbound semi collided, and while police are investigating the possibility of street racing playing a factor in the accident, not much is known about the details surrounding the accident.
It doesn’t take much for a truck accident to occur and cause serious damage. Perhaps the truck driver is drowsy and isn’t paying as much attention as he should, or maybe one of the wheels of the truck isn’t properly inflated. Negligent practices such as these are precisely what truck companies fear. If any errors are found on the part of the truck, it is the company that owns the truck which will be footing most of the bill.
If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation, but the truck companies will not take any allegations lying down. You can bet that they will be well prepared to defend their trucks and their employees in court. It is highly advisable that you prepare as well.