Numerous motorists are injured and die each year in devastating semi-truck accidents.
If you or someone you know has experienced injuries as a result of a collision with a commercial truck, you are entitled to both accident benefits through your own insurance company and potentially a tort claim against the at-fault driver. In most cases, the at-fault driver will be insured and hence his or her insurer will be responsible for any damages that you may have incurred.
Given the danger of truck accidents, catastrophic injuries may occur involving spinal cord injuries and gruesome orthopaedic injuries requiring ongoing rehabilitation. Owners of trucking companies usually carry significant insurance policies, which would act as the source of compensation to injured third parties.
To succeed in a truck accident case, an experienced lawyer must examine every potential aspect of a case including but not limited to licensing requirements, maintenance records, truck safety, driver negligence (fatigue/drugs and or alcohol/ improper loading and maintenance). Also, it is critical to retain an accident reconstructionist if required, interview all witnesses, and retain all evidence such as the data module within the vehicle. Lastly, all sources of financial compensation must be pursued such as the truck driver, the owner of the trucking company, among others.
There are time limits to any legal action, which may bar your right to commence a claim. Do not wait to contact our experienced team of personal injury lawyers who will guide you through this complex process.