Lawsuits Involving Truckers
People injured by the negligence of commercial truck drivers are entitled to compensation for their injuries. But, be aware that suits involving truckers are often more difficult than other kinds of collision suits. Stemming from several reasons. Firstly, it may be difficult to find the trucker after the collision. The nature of a trucker’s job means that he might be involved in a collision in a state far from where he lives and to which he will never return.
Secondly, trucking companies are also very skilled in defending themselves against negligence claims. Claims which, to them, are just a part of doing business. They can be very aggressive in denying claims. Every dollar paid out in compensation to accident victims is a dollar that does not go into their pockets.
Further complicating matters is most commercial big-rig accidents involve far more parties than the typical fender-bender. Parties can include:
- The truck driver.
- Trucking company.
- An insurance adjuster.
- The insurer.
Legal relationships among all of these parties can be difficult to unravel.
Persons who have been involved in a collision with a trucker are entitled to recover compensation for items resulting from their loss. Such as medical bills, time lost from work, pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, and loss of earning capacity. The complexity of these cases means that you should consult with an experienced attorney and should NOT rely on the trucking company’s insurance adjuster to look out for your interests.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a big-rig collision, and you need a personal injury lawyer, we are here for you. Remember, It’s always free to contact our legal staff.