Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 12:28 am
A commercial truck accident is devastating. The difference in size between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle often results in horrific injuries or death for the driver and passengers of the other vehicle. During 2013, 71% of the fatalities in collisions between trucks and other vehicles were occupants of the other vehicle and 72% of the injuries were occupants of the other vehicle.
Hire an Experienced Commercial Truck Accident Attorney
If you are injured in a commercial truck accident, you need an experienced lawyer to represent you against the trucking company and its insurance company. Reasons why you want an experienced lawyer in a commercial truck accident claim include:
- Level the Playing Field – Commercial truck accidents typically result in high claims because of the catastrophic injuries caused by collisions between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles. Insurance companies for the trucking industry aggressively fight truck accident claims. They have teams of professionals who begin working on the claim within hours of the crash. You need a legal team on your side that will protect your right to receive a fair and just settlement for your injuries. A commercial truck accident law firm levels the playing field to ensure that you are not taken advantage of by big insurance companies.
- Federal Trucking Regulations – Trucking laws are complex; however, an attorney familiar with truck accidents understands these laws and how to use those laws to prove the truck driver or the trucking company is at fault for the accident. If the attorney can prove that the driver and/or the company violated trucking laws, they can be held accountable for your injuries. The burden would then be on the driver or the company to prove they were not negligent in causing the truck accident.
- Multiple Defendants – In a truck accident claim, you may have multiple parties who are liable for the accident. For example, the driver may have been driving too fast; however, the company who loaded the cargo did so in a way that contributed to the accident. The truck company may have failed to inspect the truck but the repair shop used faulty parts when repairing the brakes. An experienced truck accident attorney understands the complexity of a case involving multiple defendants and how to identify all defendants to maximize your chance of recovery.
- Navigating the Court System – If the trucking company and/or its insurance company do not treat you fairly, you may need to file a truck accident lawsuit in order to receive the compensation you are entitled to under the law. An attorney understands the law regarding personal injury claims and court rules including the strict time limits for filing a truck accident lawsuit.
Do Not Let Your Trucking Accident Claim Be Mishandled
If you or a family member has been injured in a commercial truck accident, you need experienced legal representation. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling this type of motor vehicle accident claim.
Call our office at (916) 999-9000 to schedule a free consultation. The legal team at Tiemann Law Firm is here to protect your right to receive compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, physical pain, mental anguish, property damage, and other losses. Call our office now to speak with a representative.