Truck accident victims are legally protected. A series of truck accidents in Ohio on the freeway recently left several victims injured. The first accident took place less than two hours south of the Akron area between a semi-truck and at least two passenger vehicles and several injuries were reported. The second accident was between two semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles. The third accident involved a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle and 3 victims were transported to a local hospital following the third semi-truck accident.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the three truck accidents. Truck accidents can cause extensive damages and harm that victims did not plan for and were not prepared for. Victims may suffer physical injuries, medical expenses and they attempt to heal from the harm they have suffered, lost wages as they are unable to work during the recovery process and pain and suffering as they may struggle emotionally with the unexpected changes and challenges caused by a truck accident.
When the truck accident was caused by a negligent driver or negligent truck company, or both, personal injury legal remedies are available to help victims recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered. Victims may be able to seek the help they need following a truck accident from the personal injury legal system which is designed to protect victims when they have been harmed by the negligence or carelessness of another party.
Because truck accident victims can be left facing so many overwhelming challenges following a truck accident, it is important for them to be familiar with the legal protections available to them. Legal options provide an important resource for truck accident victims during a difficult time.
Source: Times Recorder, “I-70 has reopened after accidents,” Shelly Schultz, Oct. 5, 2017