After a truck accident, it's natural to have more questions than answers. You're trying to focus on healing and rebuilding your life, and the last thing you need is a legal battle with an insurance company.
Getting an experienced attorney on your side makes all the difference. Here's how we help you take back control.
We launch an investigation to protect your rights
After truck crashes, the trucking companies usually have teams on the scene within 24 hours to gather evidence and protect their interests. Having an attorney on your side levels the playing field. We'll review physical evidence, interview witnesses, and exhaust all leads to understand what happened and why. We'll also take action to preserve critical evidence, such as accessing the "black box" data and the hours of service (HOS) log, before the trucking company can destroy it.
We know how to prove liability
Liability (legal responsibility for the accident) in truck accident cases can get complicated. Truck drivers are held to higher legal standards than other motorists; for instance, they have a lower legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and are required to take mandatory rest breaks. The trucking companies, too, have a responsibility to put safety first, including conducting background checks on drivers and maintaining their trucks.
Depending on the circumstances of your crash, the responsible party could be the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, or even another motorist. We understand how to establish legal liability and hold the trucking companies accountable.
We deal with the insurance companies (yes, plural) on your behalf
One of the reasons trucking accidents can be so complex is that there are always multiple insurance companies involved. Tractor-trailers generally have separate policies for the cab and the trailer. If the cargo was involved in your crash, that has its own insurance policy, too. Then, there's your own insurance company and any other vehicles that were involved. Moreover, these are high-stakes cases with high policy limits and a lot of money at stake.
Here's what that means for you: the insurance companies are going to use all of their tricks to reduce your compensation as much as possible. An experienced attorney who knows how to see through those tricks can help you navigate that situation.
We advocate for all the compensation you need
Truck accidents can cause long-term and permanent damage. Your ability to work may be impacted for the rest of your life. You may need long-term medical care. Your quality of life may have been affected. All of those losses are real, and they all deserve just compensation.
When you come to us after a truck accident, we'll listen to your story and seek to understand how your injuries have affected your life. Then, we build a strong case for the compensation you deserve that the trucking company and their insurance companies can't ignore. Through negotiations and, if necessary, trial, we'll advocate for the full compensation you need while you focus on getting better.
In short, if you've been injured in a truck accident, you can't afford to not talk to an attorney. Our consultation is free and there's no obligation, just straight answers about your legal options. Give us a call or contact us online today.