A regular contributor to Legal Herald and experienced truck accident attorney Jeff Gibson offered to share the following insight for victims and family members who may have suffered injuries in a similar incident:
“Accidents involving trucks not only change the lives of those directly involved but can often affect an entire family, especially in the instances in which lives are lost. And while it is true that there’s nothing that can change the past, victims and their loved ones don’t have to suffer the financial burdens that the resulting medical care can entail.
This is because there exists a way for those individuals affected by a truck accident to receive a compensation that covers all the medical treatment: a truck accident lawsuit.
Through a lawsuit, and with the help of a legal representative, victims can fight for a compensation that covers not only medical costs but other damages stemming from the accident that can include loss of companionship and diminished quality of life, among others.
Most victims don’t consider filing a lawsuit as their first option, but this path may be the only way for families to feel that justice has been made after a tragedy takes place.
Insurance companies can’t be expected to cover all expenses – in fact they usually don’t; when the payout limit for a specific policy is reached, victims will stop receiving benefits whether they’ve been able to get back on their feet or not.
For this reason, those involved in these kinds of incidents should discuss their circumstances with an experienced attorney who will be able to analyze their case, lay out the options, and then fight tirelessly for the rights of their client.”