Trucking is a valuable part of the United States economy. Almost three quarters of the freight that is moved throughout the country travels on trucks. This means that our interstates are busy places, and motorists have to share the road with tractor trailers who are on the job. Even if truck drivers are extensively trained in how to do their job properly, accidents sometimes happen.
There are many veteran truck drivers with impeccable safety records, but some companies hire negligent drivers. In any event, when a driver has an accident with a truck, there is a high chance that there will either be a severe injury, or even death. When a driver has been killed in an accident with a truck, the driver’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck driver and, in most cases, the company that employed the driver. Hiring a truck accident lawyer can help put plaintiffs in the best position to file a successful legal claim.