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Woman sues truck driver, company over accident

Commercial vehicles can often be seen on Pennsylvania roads. Delivery trucks, semi-trucks and other large vehicles travel to and from the state on business. While these vehicles can pose a danger as a result of their large size, they are an important part of the state's economy.

However, because of their size, truck drivers and truck companies have to take special care while driving. These drivers need to keep their full attention on the roadways, follow all traffic rules and comply with federal trucking regulations that govern truck driver and company behavior. Without taking these steps, serious truck accidents can occur that cause very serious long-lasting injuries.

A Pennsylvania woman claims that she suffers from mental anguish and permanent injuries to her spine and back as a result of a truck accident. According to reports, the accident occurred in November 2012 when a truck driver failed to stop at a red light. Instead of stopping, the truck driver rear-ended another car which caused a chain reaction. In this reaction, the woman and her 10-year-old daughter were injured. The woman says her daughter also suffers from permanent injuries that may affect her future.

As a result of these injuries, the woman has sued the truck company and the truck driver that caused the accident. She claims that the driver was negligent in his actions, and that the company was responsible for hiring him. In the personal injury suit, the woman is asking for more than $150,000 in damages.

Personal injury suits, like this one, can be a way for truck accident victims to get some compensation for the injuries they suffered in the accident. This compensation can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. A suit can help victims move forward from the accident by ensuring that their finances do not suffer as a result of a negligent truck driver.

Source: The Pennsylvania Record, "Family sues delivery truck driver for causing chain reaction car accident," May 21, 2014

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