The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its final report on the truck accident in New Jersey that last year severely injured television comedian Tracy Morgan and killed his friend, comic Jimmy McNair. Truck driver fatigue is the number one cause of trucking accidents in the United States, and the NTSB concluded that driver fatigue was the cause of this crash as well. The Walmart truck driver responsible for the collision drove for 12 hours – just to get to his job – before even beginning his 14-hour driving shift.
Truck accident injuries can be devastating and long-lasting. Mr. Morgan, for instance, was in a coma immediately after last year’s collision. He suffered a broken nose, a broken leg, broken ribs, and a brain injury. He still cannot work after more than a year. In the Los Angeles County area, if you are injured in a truck accident, put your case at once in the hands of an experienced Pasadena personal injury lawyer who routinely represents the injured victims of truck collisions. Make the call promptly. Do not accept any offer from an insurance company before speaking first with a good personal injury attorney. Let your lawyer do all of the negotiating on your behalf.
The injuries you might sustain in a truck accident may include severe burns, lost limbs, multiple broken bones, cuts, bruises, sprains, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. In the state of California, you are legally entitled to receive compensation after you’ve been injured by another person’s negligence, but that compensation isn’t simply handed to you. You’ll have to fight for it by proving that you were injured and then by proving that someone else’s negligence is the reason you were injured. Let an experienced Pasadena personal injury lawyer help. After any truck accident in southern California, if you’ve been injured, make the call as quickly as possible.