Claims Against Trucking Companies
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Claims Against Trucking Companies
Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer on Your Side
There are few experiences in life that are more traumatic than being hit by a massive commercial truck. Serious truck accidents can cause catastrophic injuries to you and other passengers in the car, as well as costly property damage to your vehicle. Thanks to personal injury law, accident victims can have the hope of recovering financial compensation for their injuries and the costs that are a result of their accident. Many accident victims find, however, that filing a claim against the powerful trucking companies is both intimidating and difficult. Many of these national trucking companies are equipped with a powerful legal staff and will do everything in their power to avoid liability.
In order to get out of paying you the damages you deserve, a trucking company may try to offer you a low initial settlement or destroy or alter the evidence left from the accident. The trucking company’s insurance adjuster may contact you and ask for a recorded statement in order to back up their position, and you should not speak to them unless you have contacted your attorney first. In accident cases where drug or alcohol abuse is suspected, the trucking company may refuse to allow the truck driver to be tested or may delay the process so that any presence of alcohol disappears. These trucking companies can be held liable when their truck drivers are negligent or act in a reckless manor, and a skilled truck accident attorney at our firm can help you hold them accountable for your accident.
When you call our team at Weinstein & Scharf, P.A., we will help you gather the crucial evidence you need to pursue maximum compensation for your pain and suffering. Filing a lawsuit for your truck accident may help you obtain financial compensation for your lost income, medical expenses, future medical expenses, property damage, and more, and victims can recover anywhere from hundreds of thousands of dollars to sometimes even millions of dollars.
Proving Your Accident Claim
Trucking companies and their drivers are required to abide by federal trucking regulations regarding the number of consecutive hours that drivers can be on the road, the weight of the loads that these trucks can carry, proper maintenance of trucks, and more. Weinstein & Scharf, P.A. is familiar with all of these regulations and can help you investigate your accident to see if any of these guidelines were violated. Over the years, we have found that simply providing proof of serious injury is not always enough to win a case, and most trucking companies will fight to avoid having to pay accident victims the full amount of compensation available. In order to have a fighting chance at recovering the compensation that you need and deserve during this tough time, your attorney should conduct a thorough investigation of the truck driver’s logbook, record of duty, truck maintenance records, and history of drug and alcohol abuse. Our firm conducts detailed investigations for every client’s case and we are relentless in our pursuit of the truth.
In some truck accident cases, we may discover that the truck driver or the trucking company is not liable. There is a chance that the manufacturer of the truck parts has made a mistake and a defective truck part is responsible behind your accident. In other cases, poor road design may be the chief causative factor of your accident and the city may be responsible for failing to provide reasonably safe roadways.
Whatever your accident may entail, you can be confident knowing that we are highly skilled in handling these cases and will work hard to help you obtain the most favorable result for your injury claim. Call today!