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A commercial truck accident doesn't have to hold you back

A relatively normal drive may quickly turn into a traumatizing one if a negligent commercial truck driver hits your car. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are not always avoidable, as they can happen relatively quickly.

You may end up suffering physical injuries as well as financial, emotional and mental challenges after a truck accident. Fortunately, it is within your rights to seek compensation for the accident-related injuries you have suffered.

License standards

Both federal and state laws apply to the world of trucking. One of the laws that addresses drivers' requirements and responsibilities involves licensing. A person who drives a large truck, such as an 18-wheeler, must abide by state statutes as well as case law concerning commercial driver licensing. If you discover that the truck driver who hit and injured you did not have a proper license, you may sue him or her on this ground.

Weight requirements

A commercial truck's size determines how many pounds it can haul at any given time. For example, a truck with a single axle may carry 20,000 pounds, while a truck with two axles could carry 34,000 pounds. It might behoove you to investigate how much weight the truck driver who hit you was hauling when the crash happened.

If officials find that the truck driver overloaded his or her truck, he or she may be liable for your accident injuries. Likewise, the driver might be liable if authorities discover that he or she did not follow safety rules addressing the hauling of hazardous substances.

Your rights if injured by a negligent truck driver

Following a commercial truck accident that has caused you to suffer injuries, you can seek financial damages through a personal injury lawsuit. You may file the suit not only against the driver but also against his or her employer. If you prevail, the court may award you damages that might help with covering your medical expenses linked to the truck crash.

A judicial award of damages may also help you to address pain and suffering as well as emotional distress caused by these types of accidents. Monetary damages cannot undo the events that led to your injury-causing commercial truck accident. However, they may help you to feel a sense of justice in light of such an ordeal in the Lone Star State.

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