A commercial trucking accident can be more devastating than an accident with other cars. Typically, commercial trucks are fully loaded and weigh more than 25 times that of a passenger car. Because of this weight difference, the physics tell us that accidents involving trucks will often result in serious or fatal injuries.
If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial trucking company you might be entitled to compensation for injuries. Check out some of the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer after a truck accident.
GET HELP PROVING YOUR CASE
The most common theory for a truck accident is that the driver and company were negligent in some way and that caused you damages or injuries. A personal injury lawyer who is experienced in trucking accident cases will be able to provide you with resources and knowledge to help you prove your case.
HELP YOU IDENTIFY POSSIBLE DEFENDANTS
Your lawyer can help you identify as many defendants as possible and demonstrate that the trucking company, driver, among others failed to exercise a reasonable degree of care. The defendants may have also breached their duty of reasonable care and this failure caused injury to you and your family.
DEVELOP AN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP
A good attorney in trucking accident cases will attempt to establish an employment relationship between the driver and the company. This allows for the company to be held liable for the driver’s actions or negligence. Further, they can demonstrate that the driver was acting as part of his employment relationship with the company.
HELP YOU RECOVER DAMAGES
Truck accident cases need an experienced attorney to help you navigate the complex world of financial compensation and settlements.
The truck driver, trucking company, shipper, manufacturer, and even the insurance companies may be required to pay you damages after a truck accident where you suffer injuries and sustain damages.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER
There are many factors to consider after you have been involved in a trucking accident. A good personal injury lawyer can help you get back on your feet. Here are some things the lawyer considers and investigates:
- Driver log book
- Driver status and impairment
- Truck maintenance and safety
- Trailer load weight and safety
- Materials shipped
- Police Report