Legal Avenues for Victims of Truck Accidents
An attorney contributor at the Legal Herald and founder of BanvilleLaw.com, Laurence Banville offered the following feedback on the legal rights possessed by truck accident victims and their families:
“A truck accident is the kind of unexpected event that can change a family forever. This is mainly due to the serious injuries or even death that can result. Not only do these tragedies have significant emotional and physical impact on the victims and their loved ones – they can also be a financial nightmare.
We know that nothing can change the past, but modern medicine allows for advanced procedures, treatments, and other therapies that can help those who have been hurt to recover. We also know that the highest level of medical care also comes with a high cost. As an example: treatment for traumatic brain injuries over a lifetime can surpass the three million dollar mark.
Insurance policies will rarely cover the large medical expenses resulting from a truck accident. In fact, adjusters employed by insurance companies will do everything they can to reduce the amount that a policy pays out; this is essentially what their job consist of. For this reason, a truck accident lawsuit can often be the only way for a victim to pursue a full compensation.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a truck accident, you could receive a compensation that would cover physical and emotional pain, medical bills (past & future), lost wages, and in some cases funeral and burial costs. Contact an experienced truck accident attorney to learn about the specific legal options available to you right now.”