It is extremely difficult to win a compensation case from a trucking company when there is no evidence of negligence on the part of the trucking company or driver. Often times, it is easier and more convenient to file a personal injury claim with a motorcycle accident law firm because they have a strong record of winning such cases in the past. Personal injury claims are also easier to secure when you are represented by a seasoned professional with experience in trucking accidents. If you don’t already, I would strongly recommend that you take the time to research a qualified trucking company or driver’s personal injury attorney or law firm near you. I have personally chosen to represent one of my clients, a young woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a trucking accident.
I believe that the personal injury attorney I chose has handled 18-wheeler accident cases with success for many other clients, including her employer, which is a major trucking company. Due to the extreme nature of this type of personal injury case, we always try to win if at all possible. Having worked successfully with other truck drivers and their employers, we have developed an easy-to-use process of obtaining the necessary information needed to obtain an adequate compensation settlement.
The first step in obtaining a settlement is developing an aggressive personal injury lawsuit that can be easily proven. We never accept the verdicts that are obtained without a fight. Many lawyers will tell you that you don’t need to hire an attorney if you don’t win the case. This is not true in my opinion.
Many truck accident victims choose not to pursue a claim for various reasons. Some of these reasons may include: They don’t believe they have a case, they are not sure they have a case, the truck company’s insurance company will settle with them, or they think they don’t have a case. All of these reasons are valid. It is up to the truck driver, their family, friends, co-workers and other loved ones to take a strong action against negligent trucking companies and their insurance agents. If everyone banded together, it would be easier for those who have suffered injuries to receive the settlement they deserve. Those who are injured must pursue their own claim, even if other victims decide not to pursue a claim.
Many times there are punitive damages associated with the accident, which will make up the majority of your final settlement. Punitive damages are intended to punish the company or driver who caused the accident, which is why they are often awarded to the person or persons who were actually at fault. Examples of this could include the truck driver being convicted of driving under the influence, or the person sustaining life threatening injuries.
The next step after receiving the necessary medical attention is to find a qualified personal injury attorney to help you with your case. Personal injury attorneys, or P.I. attorneys as they are also known, have experience working with truck drivers that have been involved in truck collisions. This is the most common reason why people seek out a P.I. attorney when having accidents with big rig cars.
When a driver is operating a big rig, they are subject to a lot of different hazards. Everything from mechanical breakdowns to mechanical distractions are all part of the trucking company’s responsibility. But what happens if the trucking company fails to provide proper safety regulations or training for the truckers? When a truck driver becomes negligent or engages in extreme conduct that causes him/her to be in a dangerous situation, a personal injury claim is often filed against the trucking company.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of a trucking accident, it is wise to consult with a qualified P.I. attorney. Personal injury lawyers are experts in truck safety and can help you receive the most extensive compensation possible. Many trucking companies are required by the federal government to provide training and safe driving procedures for all of their employees. If you were injured as a result of a truck collision, contact one of the experienced 18-wheeler accident lawyers today.