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Unqualified truck drivers may be liable to injured victims

Truck accidents can be catastrophic for victims and may result in catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, unsuspecting passenger vehicle drivers and passengers may be sharing the road with unqualified truck drivers. Unqualified truck drivers can present dangers and hazards for those they share the roadways with. An unqualified truck driver can cause serious harm to victims of a truck accident.

Requirements for truck drivers have grown less stringent over the years which may result in unqualified truck drivers on the roadways. Unfortunately, sometimes safety will give way to performance and truckers can feel pressured to push limits. Truck drivers may be poorly or inadequately trained or may drive while overtired which can lead to inattentiveness and slow response time, resulting in serious accidents. In some circumstances, a trucking company may be to blame for a truck accident, while in others it may be the truck driver or both.

Depending on the circumstances, and relationship between the truck driver and trucking company, both may be liable to victims injured in a truck accident if either the truck driver or trucking company was negligent and caused the truck accident that harmed the victim. Victims of truck accidents can suffer devastating injuries that may impact the victim for a lifetime.

Personal injury legal protections can help victims and their families facing the devastation that can follow a truck accident. Victims may be able to recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages associated with the truck accident such as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages, which is why it is important for truck accident victims to be familiar with those resources.

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