Automobile and Trucking Accidents
Tens of thousands of people are hurt or killed each year in automobile accidents. If a tractor-trailer is involved, the likelihood that a motorist will die or sustain serious, permanent injuries in a car crash substantially increases.
Some of the most frequent causes of vehicle and trucking accidents are:
- Text messaging
- Cell phone use
- Driving too fast for weather conditions
- Drug use
- Aggressive driving
Victims who have been hurt in an automobile or semi accident may be entitled to damages for the physical, financial, and emotional losses they have suffered as a result of another’s negligence. These damages include past, present, and future medical bills; lost income; and pain and suffering. Punitive damages may also be available if the injury was the result of intentional or reckless actions.
The family members of a person who has been killed in a motor vehicle or 18-wheeler accident may also be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. In addition to damages for the loss of the society and companionship of a loved one, relatives may seek compensation for medical expenses, economic loss, and funeral expenses.
The attorneys of Paul J. Passanante, PC have recovered multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in cases involving automobile accidents and truck accidents. Notable verdicts and settlements include:
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed as a result of another’s careless driving, the attorneys of Paul J. Passanante, PC can help. Fill out our online contact form or call 314-621-8884 for more information.