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Truck Accidents

Examples of Wrongful Death Causes

Wrongful death is a term used to describe a situation where the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another person or entity cause someone's death. Here are some examples of causes of wrongful death: Medical malpractice: occurs when a healthcare provider fails to provide proper treatment or care to a patient, leading to their death. Vehicle accidents: A person may be killed in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident due to another driver's reckless or negligent behavior. Workplace accident: Someone may be killed on the job due to the employer's failure to provide a safe work environment or due to the negligence of...

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What to Do If You are Injured by a Commercial Truck

More than 130,000 people suffer injuries due to commercial truck accidents each year. Truck accidents have risen 52% since 2009. Nearly 5,000 people die a year from truck accidents, but those who survive can deal with severe injuries that affect everyday life, their ability to work, and more. A commercial truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, so the injuries someone in a passenger vehicle often sustains can include: broken bones, neck injuries, burns, spinal cord injuries, or even organ damage. Many survivors also deal with post-traumatic stress after a truck accident. Can I Sue A Commercial Truck Driver If I'm...

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What To Do If a Loved One Is Killed by a Reckless Truck Driver

The best legal basis for winning compensation in a truck accident is truck driver negligence. To prove a driver’s negligence, the plaintiff’s lawyer must show that the driver failed to exercise a reasonable duty of care, which caused the plaintiff’s death. How Do I Prove A Reckless Truck Driver Killed My Loved One? The first step to proving a reckless truck driver caused or contributed to the death of your loved one is enlisting the help of an experienced attorney who is familiar with North Carolina traffic laws. A strong attorney will look at photos of the accident, talk to witnesses, and...

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