The next step, the Causation element, simply means that the negligent actions of the truck driver were the “proximate cause” of the other parties’ injuries. You must prove that the accident occurred because, in a natural and continuous sequence, the negligent actions of the truck driver produced the accident and without the negligent actions of the truck driver the crash would not have occurred. For example, the truck driver was driving in an impaired state such as sleep-deprived and fell asleep at the wheel. A person of ordinary care would have foreseen that a truck driver who is driving fatigued had a great potential to fall asleep while driving and thus cause an accident. In truck accident cases, however, proximate cause is rarely an issue.
Finally, you must prove the Damages. The other vehicle’s driver and/or passengers may have suffered Personal Injury (PI) damages or there may be damages to the other vehicle or both because of the truck driver’s negligence. Whichever the case, the parties involved need to seek medical attention as soon as possible and keep thorough records and receipts of all medical expenses.
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