In the grip of grief or recovering from the trauma and injuries from a truck crash, many people find out there will be no criminal charges, or that the truck driver will only be charged with a misdemeanor. It can feel like nobody cares what happened to you and your family, or that your crash has been chalked up to an accident. Unfortunately, this happens frequently, and it simply depends on the culture and attitudes of the jurisdiction. You don’t have to accept this resolution. You will need to put in some work to understand the legalities of your crash. Use your civil attorney as a resource as you work to pursue criminal justice, and we are always available to help in any way we can.
Some of our volunteers have succeeded in gaining the support of prosecutors to pursue their cases against negligent truck drivers after being initially dismissed. We have compiled a set of suggestions based on their experiences to support you in your journey to justice along with some samples and best practices for achieving your goal.