Trucking companies and their insurers are aware of the damage they cause. Therefore they have set up elaborate investigative and damage assessment teams to defend themselves against accident damages. Many trucking companies and their insurers dispatch investigators of their own to the scene immediately, to interview witnesses, collect helpful evidence and mitigate their liability. You the victim are on the way to the hospital while they are protecting their ability to defend an accident. They hire accomplished defense firms to represent them and are accustomed to risking significant dollars on the outcome of a case.
Therefore it is of absolute necessity that an experienced attorney in truck litigation represents the victim. See Our Successes in truck accidents or call us for a free consultation. 1 888 752-7474. We have represented victims of truck accidents for over 25 years with great success.
The sooner we are involved, the better we can predict a successful result. We want to inspect the scene to determine if any physical evidence still exists or has been overlooked. We request an inspection of the truck immediately and before repair where applicable and necessary for the reconstruction of the accident. We will also want to speak to witnesses early, before insurance or truck companies taint their opinions. We contact the officer before the report is prepared, where possible, and make sure that the officer is provided all the helpful information to develop a favorable opinion of the accident.
Special laws also control operation of trucks, and may provide liability that is obscured from scene investigation. The Federal Department of Transportation regulates interstate trucks and requires restrictions on the time a driver may operate, the roads they may use, the lanes of travel and the methods of operation. These laws are very different from the auto driver. Some of these laws may not appear relevant in the initial investigation. For instance, it is common for an officer to forget to check the time and log sheets of the truck driver after an accident. That driver may have exceeded the maximum drive times and therefore was tired at the time of the accident.
Inspections of trucks are supposed to be done routinely per State and Federal laws. The failure to inspect is actionable especially if the accident was caused by a defect on the truck or equipment. Also truck accidents occur when debris or rocks or other items are “Kicked up” or dropped off the truck. Liability must be preserved for the successful prosecution of a truck accident.
Medical management becomes far more important to preserve the victims net recovery after payment of bills and fees. Truck accident victims are typically far more seriously injured than auto accident victims. Do not miss our Injury Guide, as many of the injuries that occur to an auto accident victim are described therein for your assistance. We strongly suggest that in the case of any truck accident you consult a competent attorney immediately. Contact us for a free consultation. We have represented truck accident victims for over 25 years and have a Proven Track Record for you to review.
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