Any motor vehicle accident is tragic enough and has the potential to cause loss of limb and life, but a truck accident can be more dangerous because of the size of the vehicle involved. If not operated properly, an 18-wheeler has the potential to become a weapon that can cause destruction on the road. One of the main causes for truck accidents is driver fatigue-truck drivers drive long hours and are often pushed to drive without taking adequate rest breaks. This is why a trucker's hours of service are regulated by both state and federal laws.
The loss of any life is tragic and can neither be measured or replaced, but when a young person dies, it is especially tragic. A young life brings with it a lot of promise and expectations, and when it ends, it leaves a hole in the lives not only of their parents but also in those of community members. Dealing with this loss can have life-altering effects on their family member's life as they search for answers in the car accident's aftermath. While those answers are not always found, accountability may be possible through a personal injury lawsuit.