Commercial vehicles come in many shapes and sizes, but one thing is true of all of them: They're heavy. A large box truck, a semitruck, tow trucks, buses and other vehicles weigh thousands of pounds more than the passenger vehicles around them. As a result, any kind of crash has a tendency to result in injuries for those in the smaller vehicles.
When a driver isn't obeying the speed limit and isn't driving safely, it's more than fair for a family who has lost their loved ones to pursue a lawsuit or claim against them. Distractions, negligence and reckless behaviors put everyone on the roads at risk.
You never know what you may find when traveling along the road here in Cary. It's sadly common for a motorist's load to go flying in the air. While debris that flies off of passenger cars isn't likely to do much damage to you or your car, objects that become dislodged from commercial vehicles such as ladders, furniture, tree limbs or a towed car may cause serious injuries or kill.
Texting and driving is dangerous regardless of the circumstances. However, some motorists who engage in this behavior can impose a greater risk on other drivers. Amongst them are those who operate commercial vehicles. The size of these vehicles in conjunction with the speeds at which a distracted driving accident can occur often cause catastrophic results. This may mean that victims suffer permanent disability or death.
Recently on this blog, we discussed how vicarious liability applies to truck accident cases. Considering this legal theory can be crucial to successfully recovering the compensation you need and deserve, but going up against well-known trucking companies can be unnerving. This is especially true given the fact that aggressive, experienced law firms often represent them.
If you've been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, then you're probably trying to figure out how to move forward with your recovery and your life while securing financial stability. After all, the medical expenses and lost wages you have incurred and are expected to incur can quickly become overwhelming. In addition to these damages, you're probably also experiencing a certain amount of physical and emotional pain and suffering. If these damages were caused by the negligence of another driver, then you shouldn't be forced to face these losses on your own.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you can file a lawsuit to hold the other party liable for the damages you suffered, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. This is the legal principle behind most personal injury lawsuits, including those involving commercial vehicle accidents.
A typical motor vehicle accident case involves holding a negligent driver liable for damages he or she caused to another person. However, there are many cases where another party may be held liable as well.
For many Cary area residents, taking the bus is a preferred mode of transportation. Bus travel can be efficient and economical. It can also be a great way for people to get to their destination who don't drive or who don't want to drive. Most of the time, taking the bus is a safe way to travel, but occasionally a serious bus accident can occur.