Commercial truck accident cases can be extremely complex for multiple reasons. First, collisions involving commercial tractor trailers often cause devastating damage and injuries to passenger vehicles and their occupants. In addition, the trucking industry is subject to many additional laws and regulations that would not be involved in a regular car accident case. Trucking corporations also have substantial resources, including lawyers and insurers, who can easily intimidate injured victims and convince them to accept low settlement offers or to drop the claim entirely.
For the above reasons, it is never a wise idea for truck accident victims to consider representing themselves in trying to seek compensation for their injuries. Individuals generally will not have the familiarity with the trucking industry or the resources necessary to successfully take on a commercial truck case on their own. Instead, if you have been injured in a crash, you should find an experienced truck accident lawyer who can represent you and protect your rights.
When seeking help for your truck accident case, you should not randomly select just any attorney who handles car accident cases. Commercial truck cases are very different from claims arising from collisions between non-commercial drivers in the following ways, among others:
Truck accident cases require extensive investigation, often including analysis of the truck’s event data recorder, review of truck driver and trucking company records, expert accident reconstruction, and additional steps often not required in car accident cases.
Many different parties may be held liable for your truck accident injuries, including the truck driver, the owner of the truck, the trucking company that employed the driver, cargo loaders, or mechanics.
Truck cases not only involve traffic laws of the state in which the truck accident occurred but also federal regulations enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The laws of multiple states may also be involved depending on where the crash occurred and where the trucking company is located.
The injuries in truck accident cases are often catastrophic and the damages sought can be much higher than those in other types of personal injury cases.
You should always seek help from a law firm that specifically focuses on truck accident claims so that you can be sure that your attorney knows how to handle the many issues that commonly arise in truck accident cases. At USTA, we handle truck accident cases across the United States and we are prepared to address any complex legal issues that may arise in your situation.
The legal team at US Truck Accident Attorneys is committed to protecting the rights of individuals who suffered serious injuries in truck crashes. We have extensive experience and knowledge of the trucking industry and we are confident in our abilities to help you bring a successful claim against a trucking company and related parties. We understand that choosing the right attorney is not an easy decision so we will always be straightforward and honest about our approach to truck accident representation. Consultations are entirely free with no obligation, so you can call and discuss your situation without concern. Please contact our nationwide truck accident lawyers today for help.
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