Truck accidents are unlike most other motor vehicle accidents on the road due to the size, weight, and force with which they can strike, often resulting in serious catastrophic injuries from which victims are unable to fully recover from. Moreover, these accidents are also much more complex than other accidents on the road due to the numerous factors involved, making it critical to hire a skilled and experienced truck accident attorney.
Below is a list of reasons why you must hire a truck accident attorney to ensure you are able to receive fair and just compensation:
- Determining liability: In most car accident cases, determining liability is rather straightforward. In a truck accident case, however, the situation can get a little hairy, since more than one party is usually liable for it. Anyone, including the truck driver, truck manufacturer, the owner of the truck or trailer, the shipper or the loader of the truck, or even the company who leased the truck from the owner could all be held liable. If your attorney lacks experience in handling such cases or you attempt to file a claim without legal assistance, you will have a difficult time ensuring all responsible parties are held liable for their actions.
- Collecting relevant evidence: Of course, an important factor in any case is evidence. Your truck accident attorney will be able to collect all the evidence that is relevant in your case, including investigating the scene of the accident and collecting witness testimony. Your attorney will also be able to examine the trucking company’s insurance carrier information, property damage to your vehicle, and the truck driver’s employment history and qualifications.
- Trucking laws and regulations: Understanding truck laws and federal regulations that govern the trucking industry is important. If you hire an attorney who lacks experience in handling such cases or knowledge of such regulations, this could undoubtedly negatively impact your case. A truck accident attorney will be able to understand the ins and outs of handling such cases and how to deal with insurance companies, cargo companies, and truck businesses.
- Choosing the best strategy: There is more than one way to resolve a truck accident case and your attorney should be able to determine what is best for you. In many cases, settling out of court is the best way to obtain compensation and spares everyone the hassle of having to go to court. That said, there are benefits to each strategy and a skilled attorney will choose the one that results in the best outcome, allowing you to maximize compensation for your injuries.
Additionally, greater damages are often involved in truck accident cases, which means the insurance company will likely fight hard against you being appropriately compensated, especially if you do not have a legal advocate on your side. Your attorney will help ensure you are not taken advantage of or trampled on during this difficult and vulnerable time.
Seek the Assistance of a Skilled Truck Accident Attorney Today!
If you sustained serious injuries in a truck accident, do not hesitate to obtain skilled legal counsel from an experienced truck accident attorney. At Bridges, Jillisky, Weller & Gullifer, LLC in Union County, our experienced legal team has been representing truck accident victims since 1982 and has a proven history of success. Let us be your voice in court and help you obtain the compensation you need during this difficult time.
Call us today at (937) 403-9033 to schedule a complimentary case review with a compassionate member of our legal team.