We often talk about the dangers of truck accidents and do our best to remind you that you can recover compensation if you are the victim of a truck accident, but it is important that you do not view truck drivers or large trucks as the enemy. The circumstances of an accident may put you at odds with a truck driver, but the job of a truck driver can be very difficult for a number of reasons.
Truck drivers are well aware of the destructive power that they might accidentally unleash on other drivers. Their daily jobs involve walking through a lawn full of ant hills trying not to crush any of the ants, and to make matters worse, they have limited vision and even worse mobility. But make no mistake: truck accidents do happen, and you do not have to pay if you were not at fault. While you should try to avoid treating a truck driver with animosity, you should also not hesitate to pursue the compensation that you are legally entitled to.
Recently in Oklahoma, a young man was killed in a truck accident after his Mazda struck a tractor-trailer. The two vehicles were both heading the same way, but the truck driver had been driving in the outside shoulder and was attempting to accelerate into the nearest lane of traffic. It is very possible that the truck driver did not realize how slowly his acceleration would be, or that he did not even see the small vehicle behind him. However, this does not change the fact that an innocent life was lost.
When a loved one is killed in a fatal truck accident, it can be devastating and confusing, and you may feel a great deal of hate or anger toward the truck driver responsible for the accident. You must not let these emotions get the better of you, especially if the accident was just that: an accident. Instead, contact an attorney and pursue legal action, which may allow you to recover some sense of justice.