Because of their size, when a truck is involved in an accident the magnitude of damage is amplified. That’s why the laws surrounding commercial truck safety and accidents are different from normal cars, and why multiple insurance agencies may be involved. Truckers often experience contributing circumstances which increase their risk of accidents. Driver fatigue due to extended hours behind the wheel is a major cause of semi-truck accidents.
Evidence of Fault
Larger trucking companies will have their own legal teams. If you were involved in an accident with a commercial truck it is especially important that you contact an attorney immediately. On the plus side, there are potential articles of evidence potentially available to us including:
Driver’s personnel file
The above help determine which party or parties are at fault. Was it the trucker, the company, or perhaps one of the manufacturers?
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Imbalance of Representation
The driver, the company, and their insurance will all have representation so should you. They will try and pressure you into taking a settlement quickly and quietly, don’t. The offer may sound generous but ultimately their interests and yours don’t align. You don’t need to do this alone. We have the resources, experience, and ability to navigate any settlement or possible litigation in your favor.
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