We have all read the headlines, and possibly have even driven by the carnage on the side of the road in Pennsylvania. Occasionally, car rides do not go as planned and car accidents or even truck accidents occur that result in serious injuries for the occupants of those vehicles. It’s true that sometimes accidents happen and that’s why everyone is supposed to have some level of insurance to cover the losses of others or potentially losses you or your family members have suffered. However, your own insurance may not be enough in most cases, especially if the other driver or related third party was negligent for the truck accident.
Truck accidents are often different from car accidents in the respect that there may be several potential parties that could have been negligent. Since many trucks are commercial trucks, that is, they are used for business purposes, businesses have a certain threshold of responsibility for their drivers, their trucks and their cargo. There are very strict regulations for those owning or operating commercial trucks due to their potential for harming others in a truck accident. These regulations can play into how and whom was negligent for truck accident injuries.
At Rosen Louik & Perry PC, we understand the full extent of the impact truck injuries can have on you and your family. We have helped many Pittsburgh residents rectify the wrongs that have occurred due to a person’s or business’ negligence. The long-term impact can be just as detrimental as the short term. For example, a person could be rendered unable to work or a person could have medical issues for the rest of his or her life. These long-term impacts should be taken into consideration when seeking compensation.
No one can go back in time to that moment when they were at the wrong place, at the wrong time. The injured and their families can only move forward after a truck accident. It’s important for those affected by truck accident injuries to consider all of their options at this time. A full investigation is a great place to begin to determine exactly what happened that day.