While trucks serve a valuable purpose in the economy, they are a clear and present danger for drivers on the road and their passengers. These hulking beasts can way up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, and they take up much space on the highways. Even the most experienced truck driver can make a mistake. When they do, the disparity in size between the truck and car usually means that the car occupant does not walk away from the accident unscathed. In fact, they may suffer more serious injuries than a “regular” car accident.
In many respects, truck accidents are far more complex than a car accident. There are many more factors that you need to investigate when establishing fault. In addition, given the severity of the injuries, truck accident settlements can be higher than car accidents.
Along with getting the medical help that you need, your first move should be to hire a truck accident attorney. Your accident will need immediate investigation as you gather evidence to show that the truck driver was at fault for the accident. There is even more helpful evidence in truck accidents.
The trucking industry is very heavily regulated by the federal government. There are rules that govern practically every aspect of the business. If you can prove that the trucking company or the driver broke a rule in the lead-up to your crash, that could be a very significant shortcut to proving negligence in your case. Your truck accident attorney will look at whether:
In addition, the truck driver’s employment and driving history is also relevant. Your attorney will move to get their driving records to see if the trucking company should have allowed them to be employed and drive their trucks because negligent hiring is also grounds for a lawsuit.
Speed is of the essence when you are trying to get this evidence. Never underestimate the ability of the trucking company to fail to keep this evidence, especially when they realize that they could be in a world of legal trouble. Your attorney will move quickly to direct the trucking company to preserve this evidence in anticipation of litigation. In addition, your lawyer could also request the black box data that is invaluable in proving that the truck driver’s negligence caused the crash. These are things that the average person does not have the knowledge or capacity to do after suffering injuries in a truck accident.
Hiring an attorney right after your accident allows them to move with the maximum speed before evidence is lost. When you are filing a claim, you need a quick but thorough investigation of your accident to be in a position to prove who was at fault. Then, you should have an experienced advocate to handle what may be a lengthy negotiation process with the insurance company. It is unlikely that they will pay what could be a large claim without trying to see if you will accept less first.
Before you even file a claim, it is important to receive comprehensive and thorough diagnosis. Even if you think you are ok, it is better to know that for sure after seeing doctors. Some injuries are not apparent right away. At 388CEDA, we make that easy for you. We offer the following medical services:
We make it easy to get the medical care you need after your truck accident. Additionally, our healthcare professionals can provide thorough and accurate documentation of your injuries and the treatment those injuries received.
*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with experienced attorneys.
*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with aggressive attorneys.
After an accident, 1•800•388•CEDA may give you the help you need to strengthen your case.
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