Wrongful Death Attorney
When a loved one has been involved in a truck accident that caused them to pass away from their injuries, you may be wondering what you can do in this situation. When you are close to the victim who passed away from the accident, one of the options you have is filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Unfortunately, many truck accidents often result in severe, permanent injuries or fatalities. Attorneys understand that when this happens it is an incredibly difficult time for you and that you may be wondering if there is any form of compensation you can get to help with expenses like funeral and burial costs or if there is compensation for emotional suffering..
What makes truck accidents so much more dangerous?
Simply put, if you look at a truck on the road compared to a car on the road you can likely see that one of these vehicles will do more damage than the other. In fact, a truck is usually around 20 to 30 times heavier than a regular car if it is fully loaded with the haul that the truck driver is carrying. Because of their size and weight, trucks can have:
- A Harder Time Braking. This means that if a car or motorcycle cut in or if the truck driver is not paying close enough attention, then the truck driver will not have the ability to brake in enough time before hitting the vehicle in front. While a car or motorcycle may be able to brake quickly in certain situations, do not expect trucks to have that same ability.
- An Ability to do Damage. This may sound obvious but trucks have the ability to do more severe damage than other vehicles on the road. Because of its sheer size, a truck can completely crush or smash other vehicles on the road.
- An Inability to Maneuver Well. Again, because trucks are so massive, the truck driver is unable to control the vehicle well. When this happens, they may not be able to turn or swerve in enough time to avoid other vehicles on the road.
If a truck accident caused the death of your loved one, it is possible to get economic, non-economic, and punitive damages if you win the lawsuit. We believe that you should not be left to grieve for your loved one without some kind of compensation. To hear more specifics about the damages you can receive, please set up your consultation with a lawyer, like a wrongful death attorney in Longwood, FL from David & Philpot, P.L., today.