Truck drivers, like all other motorists, are responsible for operating their vehicle carefully and cautiously and are expected to follow all the rules of the roadway. But like many drivers today, some truck operators fail to do this and cause some of the deadliest crashes we see transpiring on our roads. While some of the victims of these truck collisions are left suffering from chronic pain and discomfort, others are forced to live their lives suffering from paralysis or even from a permanent injury. Some aren’t even given the opportunity to fight for lives as they were killed at the scene of the crash.
About two years ago, a horrific truck accident transpired in Nebraska that was responsible for killing an entirefamily. Tony Weekly, 55, of Baker, Florida was behind the wheel of a semi-truck traveling through a construction zone on I-80 in Ogallala, Nebraska when he crashed into the back of a minivan [Source: Fox 9]. Inside the van was 29-year-old Jamison Pals, 29-year-old Kathryne Pals, and their three children, three-year-old Ezra, 23-month-old Violet and three-month-old Calvin. All five occupants died as a result of the crash.
Engaging in a truck accident or losing someone you love to one of these tragic wrecks is never easy. And because you might be feeling angry, hurt, upset, and distraught, you may not know what to do following the collision. You’ve probably been told to contact a Cincinnati, OH truck accident lawyer to find out what they can do for you and while you may have considered it, you are still feeling hesitant to do so. However, if you aren’t sure whether taking legal action is the right step for you, the reality is, filing a lawsuit is the only sure way to hold the liable party accountable for their negligent behavior.
While some victims might be feeling bad about taking legal recourse because the driver made an honest mistake or worry people might think they are being greedy, the fact is, you have nothing to be ashamed of, especially if a trucker who wasn’t operating their vehicle carefully caused you to suffer in unimaginable ways that have impacted your quality of life. And to help you feel more at ease about filing a lawsuit against the truck driver and any other liable parties, below are a few reasons why you shouldn’t feel guilty about suing a truck driver who was at fault for causing your accident.
- When you file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent driver, they are less likely to engage in the same or similar behavior that caused the accident to transpire. This, in turn, gets one more careless driver off the road.
- If you lost a loved one, filing a lawsuit and winning your case will give you some sort of closure knowing the reckless driver was held accountbale for their actions.
- Truck accidents not only cause victims to suffer from physical injuries, but they also tend to bring upon financial struggling. Most victims require ongoing medical treatment and can no longer work which means you have medical bills raking up and no way to earn income. Although winning a lawsuit won’t mend your injuries, it can help you live more comfortably while you work toward recovering.
If you still aren’t sure that filing a personal injury lawsuit is right for you, contact the Cincinnati, OH truck crash lawyers at Jones Kahan Law, LLC to speak with a trusted attorney. Not only will the lawyers at this firm help you understand the lawsuit process, but they will be sure to explain the benefits that come along with filing suit.
Jones Kahan Law, LLC can be reached at:
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Cincinnati, OH 45227