Any car wreck can lead to serious injuries, and the rules regarding liability and compensation don’t really change whether the other vehicle involved was a semi or a Kia, right?
Why, then, is it so important to recognize that you really do need an experienced truck accident lawyer to help with your claim after you’re in a crash with a commercial vehicle?
Truck accident claims are different because of their complexity
It really comes down to this: There are a lot of “moving parts” or different things that have to be considered in any personal injury claim, but the complexity of a truck accident claim is amplified because:
- ● The injuries tend to be catastrophic: The victims of a truck wreck may endure life-changing injuries, in ways that aren’t typically present in other crashes. Paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, multiple broken bones and burns are all common, and the recovery period can last a lifetime. That means that you’re looking at unusually high dollar amounts in a claim, and insurance companies aren’t eager to pay.
- ● The industry rules and regulations can be convoluted: The average individual isn’t aware of the federal or state laws that pertain to trucking, so they aren’t likely to spot when violations have occurred. Those violations speak to negligence on the part of the trucker or their company, and that strengthens your case.
- ● There may be several liable parties: There may be numerous parties who share responsibility for your injuries, and that broadens the scope of your claim (and the potential for compensation). You may have to pursue the truck driver, their company, a supplier, the repair company that maintains the truck and others for the compensation you need.
You need strong investigative skills. The trucking company and the insurance company will have a team of investigators out there trying to find ways to avoid liability. You need someone who understands what steps need to be taken first to protect your interests.
When you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a truck wreck, find out more about your legal options today.