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You may be entitled to compensation after a truck accident

If you've been hurt in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you're likely facing some serious injuries. These vehicles weigh much more than passenger vehicles, and if you were struck as a pedestrian or cyclist, you may be facing long-term disabilities or other substantial injuries as well.

These vehicles also carry flammable materials and hazardous chemicals, so if they spill during your accident, you could be at risk of being exposed to fire, acid burns or other issues. These vehicles are much more likely to cause injuries to you than you to them; a fully-loaded truck can weigh 80,000 pounds or more. Because of that weight discrepancy, it's not unusual to find that a person has been severely harmed or killed in a truck accident.

Most truck accidents are a result of the performance and characteristics of a commercial truck's abilities. For instance, if the driver approaches too quickly, braking in time may not be possible. Smaller vehicles may fit into the truck's blind spots, too.

If you're injured in a truck accident, you can file a claim against the driver and potentially his company. This claim can request compensation to cover your medical needs, lost wages and other financial impacts. In most cases, you will need to work with your attorney to prove that there was negligence in the case, but if the other driver is at fault, you should be able to collect against his insurance.

Our website has more information on truck accidents and what to do if you've been injured. With the right help, you can focus on your recovery while awaiting a fair settlement or resolution in court.

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