Truck accidents are often associated with severe injuries and fatalities when compared to the typical car accident. This is because 18-wheelers, at maximum capacity, can weigh up to 40 tons, whereas passenger vehicles typically weigh about 5,000 pounds. Also, most truck accidents occur at high rates of speed and along highways
Undoubtedly, a truck accident attorney is vital in helping an accident victim prove his or her case. Commercial truck accident litigation is very complex and rigorously defended by trucking companies and insurance companies due to the amount of insurance commercial trucks are required to carry.
There are a variety of different ways in which a lawyer can assist an accident victim, three of which are as follows:
Ascertaining liability in a trucking accident case – an experienced truck accident attorney is familiar with the legal deadline, complexities, and managing a case that requires communication with a number of different parties. Responsible parties may include the truck driver, a trucking company, those responsible for repairing and maintaining trucks, the truck manufacturer, and the part’s manufacturer. When liability is apportioned to different parties, the legal aspects can become complicated, which is why having an attorney on your side is critical to proving your case.
Negotiating the amount of monetary damages, your case deserves – in most car accident cases, you are only required to work with one party – an insurance company. However, a firm like Parker Waichman has dozens of experienced attorneys and this can prove vital in truck accident litigation since there are often numerous parties to deal with. Having a negotiator in your corner can be a valuable resource.
Understanding trucking regulations and laws – there are certain regulations, laws, deadlines, and procedures that are unique to truck accident cases. The average individual is not familiar with these rules and regulations. In fact, a lawyer may not even know them, which is why it is important to work with an attorney who has the skills and experience necessary to represent you effectively.
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