Imagine driving down the street, minding your own business. Suddenly, you’re struck by a commercial vehicle that has lost control, left its lane or tipped over. In that moment, you’re injured, and now you have to deal with the consequences of another person’s actions.
A personal injury is a difficult problem; you feel wronged, but in order to rectify the situation, you need to split your energy between a lawsuit and your recovery. Fortunately, if you work with the right team, other people can handle your case while you focus on getting well.
In Montana, trucks like semis and other commercial vehicles hit the highways daily to make their rounds. These vehicles are large on the whole, and the drivers work long hours to get their items to their final destinations. The combination of heavy vehicles with sometimes overly tired drivers can make for a potentially deadly situation where other drivers are at risk on the roads.
There are a number of reasons that truck drivers could cause accidents. Working long hours leads to fatigue, and drunk driving can leave a driver impaired while driving dangerously. Improper training could lead to a driver not understanding how to manage the truck in a crisis situation, while defective or negligent maintenance could leave the truck itself dangerous. From unbalanced cargo to overloaded trailers, a failure to manage equipment correctly can lead to accidents that leave you injured.
Visit our website to learn about trucking accidents and what you can do to get the compensation you need during your recovery. With the right help, you can get what you need while you focus your energy on your recovery.