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Transportation Topic - Commercial Trucking Industry
Catastrophic injuries can result in lengthy hospital stays long courses of medical treatment or physical therapy, future medical procedures, and, in the worst cases, long-term care at a nursing home or other assisted living facility. All of these damages are compensable under the law.
Truck driving is a difficult profession due to lonely hours on the road and the focus necessary to operate a large truck safely for hours on end. Accordingly, not only can truck drivers get distracted with mobile devices or radios, many truck drivers have turned to drugs and alcohol to help them cope with their profession.
If the semi-truck driver was an employee of a trucking company and operating the vehicle in the course and scope of his or her employment, the trucking company would also be liable for the injuries you sustained, as long as the driver’s conduct was negligent or reckless.
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