Trucking accidents have a variety of causes, and they can have a variety of outcomes. In some truck accidents, such as the one we discussed last week, fatalities can occur. In other accidents, occupants in the passenger vehicle might suffer injuries. The bottom line in either case is that when a trucker fails to keep control of a truck and take the steps necessary to ensure the truck is roadway ready, serious accidents can occur.
In the post last week, the driver of the dump truck operated defective equipment, which ultimately caused an accident that killed a trucker. That accident brings up the important point that truckers can be injured or killed in accidents caused by other truckers. Even in those cases, the injured person or the family members of the person who was killed has the right to seek compensation.