Serious car wrecks generally require legal help to ensure fair compensation from the insurance industry. However, truck accidents call for more attention and expertise due to the fact that they frequently result in catastrophic injuries and are far more complicated legally. There are more trucks on the road than ever before. All you have to do is take a trip on I-80 to experience this first hand. This is not an attack on all truckers or trucking companies but accidents do happen and all drivers make mistakes. However, when a mistake is made with a seventy-five-thousand-pound loaded rig verses a three-thousand-pound automobile, tragedy is likely to ensue. I have handled many serious truck wreck cases and sadly many have involved terrible injuries and even fatalities. Oftentimes, more than one party can be held liable for a victim's injuries, which can make the legal situation exponentially trickier than other cases. There are also state and federal regulations involved the breach of which could amount to negligence per se. That is why it is imperative for survivors of truck accidents to secure experienced legal representation to handle their claim immediately after a wreck. With each day that passes, it becomes more difficult to protect the victims and fight the insurance company.
Here are some of the most prominent reasons why it is necessary to hire a truck accident attorney:
More than one party might liable: The involvement of multiple parties is the biggest difference between commercial truck accidents and other motor vehicle accidents. It is also one of the reasons why you need an experienced truck accident attorney on your side. Your attorney will have the resources necessary to thoroughly investigate the accident and determine which parties are responsible for your injuries. If you were to attempt to handle this on your own or hire an attorney with limited to no experience in this field, these details can easily be overlooked.
Negotiations with multiple parties can be complicated: Since more than one party will likely be liable for the accident, negotiations will also involve more than one party. Negotiating with one party is complicated and difficult enough, so throwing in multiple parties will make the situation even more challenging. A skilled truck accident attorney will know exactly how to handle these negotiations.
An attorney will know the rules: Numerous laws regulate the trucking industry. To effectively handle a truck accident case, it is necessary to have extensive knowledge of these laws and how they might apply to your case. That is why it is crucial to hire an attorney with experience in this area of law. A car accident attorney will not be as well versed in this area of law as a truck accident attorney.
An attorney can identify the damages: Truck accident victims do not always know the extent of the damages involved in their case. However, a truck accident attorney can identify them to ensure you are appropriately compensated. Damages involved in a truck accident case can include lost wages, lost emotional support, and pain and suffering.
Truck accidents are unlike most other accidents that occur on the road due to the various unique complexities involved. To ensure you receive maximum compensation, you will need to hire a truck accident attorney with extensive experience and knowledge. At Danny Cornell Law, we have what it takes to represent you and fight on your behalf.
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