A truck accident can change a person’s life forever. Not only does the accident victim have to deal with the physical and mental damage that is done, but there is also monetary damage. Add this to the nightmares, flashbacks, the fear of driving that comes about, and a compromised quality of life and the situation becomes one that has an entirely different level of stress involved. What makes the end result more disturbing is the fact the accident was caused by the negligence of someone else.
If you have been injured in a truck accident or lost a loved one, you may have a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the responsible party. You can work with a Mankato personal injury lawyer who is dedicated to making sure all parties involved in causing the accident are held accountable.
Types Of Truck Accident Claims
In Minnesota, there are different types of truck accident claims based on what caused the accident. The common claim types are:
- Driving while texting or driving while distracted
- Drunk driving
- Truck driver negligence
- Semi truck accidents
- No zone accidents
- Garbage truck and utility truck accidents
- Mechanical malfunctions
When a truck accident occurs, every aspect of the accident is reviewed by the attorney. The reason is because more than one party could be held responsible, such as the manufacturer of a truck part and the warehouse that distributed the faulty part. There can be a number of opportunities to obtain the much needed compensation to pay expenses related to the accident.
Semi Truck Accidents
Getting in an accident with any kind of commercial truck can result in a great deal of destruction. Semi trucks can overturn, jackknife, and they can literally run over a smaller vehicle. The drivers of these vehicles have to be educated and possess a special type of license so they can operate the truck. If you are in an accident with one of these, the trucking company could be held accountable and so could the party that was responsible for loading the truck if the truck is overloaded. Sometimes accidents are the result of truck drivers being expected to cover long distances in short periods of time, causing them to be under a lot of pressure and exhausted. Your Southern Minnesota personal injury attorney can find out the reason behind the accident so that claims can be filed against the appropriate parties.
Contact A Southern Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer
Truck accidents are tragic in that they can cause the severe injury or death. This is especially true when the accident involves a truck that is carrying heavy cargo. If the driver was negligent, the truck had a defect, or there was another act of carelessness that led to the accident, we are here to help. To find out what your rights and options are in regards to your personal injury or wrongful death case, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, Chtd. at 507-625-2525 to schedule a free consultation.