Every Nebraska driver has encountered large semi-trucks and other tractor-trailers on the highway. Unfortunately, many drivers in the state have had the frightening experience of being involved in a collision with a commercial truck.
Both the Nebraska Department of Roads1 and the State Patrol work together to enforce laws and regulations that relate to commercial motor carriers. The state issues a Nebraska Truck Information Guide2 that aims to familiarize all truck drivers traveling through Nebraska and their employers regarding the many regulations that must be followed for the safety of motorists in the state. Such laws address the weight limits of commercial vehicles, as well as many provisions for the actions of truck drivers. Despite these safety laws, many truck drivers are still involved in serious truck collisions that cause devastating injuries to motorists.
Commercial trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles, so they can cause significant damage if a collision occurs. Many motorists are lucky to survive a serious truck accident with relatively minor injuries, while others are left facing a lifetime of medical treatment and disability as a result of their injuries. The severity of the injuries suffered largely depends on the type of collision that happened, including:
Because their vehicles present such a threat of harm to those in smaller cars, truck drivers should always operate their trucks with the highest standard of care. While many truck drivers are responsible and safe, others may choose to act negligently and it may result in injuries. Examples of negligence that leads to truck crashes include the following:
It is important to note that there are many, many other causes of truck accidents that can result in a legal claim other than those above. If you believe that a truck accident was not your fault, you should discuss your situation with a truck accident attorney today.
From the moment an accident happens, there may be things you can do to preserve your rights to financial recovery. First, always call 911, as this will result in emergency medical personnel arriving who can advise whether anyone needs emergency medical care. It will also result in police arriving so that you can tell them your version of what led to the accident. You should always undergo a medical evaluation after an accident to ensure no injuries are overlooked and that all injuries are properly documented.
As soon as your injuries are addressed, you should contact an experienced truck accident lawyer in Nebraska to discuss your options. A lawyer can help both with insurance negotiations and filing a lawsuit in court if it is necessary for your to obtain the compensation you deserve.
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