Trucks--whether small tractor trailers or huge 18 wheelers--are dangerous machines that can be deadly. Their size and weight makes it difficult for drivers to stop quickly or take evasive actions to avoid accidents. And the constant demands on drivers to carry bigger loads and drive further and faster means that many truckers drive when they should be resting, with some even turning to legal and illegal stimulants to meet deadlines. If you've been hurt in a truck accident, talk to personal injury lawyers or trucking accident attorneys immediately. The law firm can review the circumstances of your accident (including eyewitness accounts, police reports and safety records) to determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit. Under state personal injury laws, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, damaged or destroyed property, lost wages, pain and suffering and other expenses.