On behalf of Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., L.P.A. posted in motor vehicle accident on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

When loved ones are injured in a car accident, it is always a stressful, difficult situation to deal with. In the case of truck accidents, the damage that is sustained can be especially devastating. A recent example of this occurred in Ohio, when a rental truck and semi-truck were involved in a crash on Route 7 in Ohio, injuring a 10-year-old girl.

The cause of the truck accident is still under investigation, but what is known is that the young girl was trapped between her seat and the dash of the rental truck. She suffered two broken legs, a fractured eye socket, a broken nose and bruising. Police report conflicting accounts of how the accident occurred. The driver of the semi-truck claims that the rental truck hit him when he slowed for a red light, but the driver of a vehicle following the rental truck indicated that the semi-truck erratically shifted back and forth between the right and left lanes and then abruptly stopped.

The injured girl is in intensive care but expected to completely recover from her injuries. While the cause of the accident is still being investigated, the victim and her family should familiarize themselves with their rights by contacting a personal injury attorney, as the girl did sustain serious injuries during the crash, and the family may be able to claim some form of compensation.

Victims involved in similar truck accidents should learn what their rights are. If someone has been hit by a distracted truck driver, the trucking company may be liable to the injured parties. . Victims could be eligible to receive compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, disability and any other costs associated with the damage caused by the truck crash.

Source: wtrf.com, “Update: 10-Year-Old Girl in Route 7 Crash Expected to Fully Recover,” Feb. 21, 2013

Tags: motor vehicle accident, personal injury, truck accidents