Jeff Gibson, a contributor to Legal Herald and experienced truck accident attorney, shared the following vital information for the families of victims who were injured or even killed in truck accidents:
“When a truck accident takes place, it’s not difficult to replace the vehicles or repair the damage they may have suffered. What’s not as simple is for those who suffer injuries to cover their medical bills, and for the loved ones of deceased victims to get back on their feet after a tragedy. Existing automobile insurance policies can provide some relief, but you can be sure that when the limit or maximum payout is reached, the insurance company will stop paying.
The long-term cost of medical treatment for an injury, such as a brain or spinal injury, can reach and surpass the millions of dollars. This substantial amount of money is something that the average American simply cannot afford. So, how can semi-truck accident victims pay for the medical treatment and care that they both need and deserve?
A truck accident lawsuit is filed with the goal of recovering a full compensation that will cover all damages and losses. An accident lawsuit is a civil case and should not be confused with any criminal proceedings done by authorities. Being two separate processes, both can take place at the same time. Moreover, the legal complaint is filed against the individual, group, or entity whose negligence was the cause of the accident.
If you find yourself or a loved one having suffered grave injuries in a semi-truck accident, contact an experienced attorney ASAP to discuss your legal options.”