Colliding with a truck on the road is one of the biggest fears many drivers hold. It can be intimidating to even be driving side-by-side with one of these massive vehicles for a long period of time simply because of how extreme the repercussions will be if the trucker was to somehow lose control. The fact that trucks are so large also makes them harder to control, so the chances of getting into an accident with them seem more possible than with any ordinary car.
If a person was hit by a truck, then they will most likely need immediate medical attention to tend to their injuries. Even if person was lucky enough not to suffer from any serious physical injury, they should still get checked up immediately as they may have hurt themselves badly without knowing it. Apart from seeking medical attention, drivers will also be pulled into the legal fray of attempting to decipher who was at fault for the accident and who deserves compensation.
Since a person will most likely be trying to recover from their trauma, it can become nearly impossible to deal with the legalities efficiently. Calling a truck accident lawyer is the best option for individuals who are looking to get a fair settlement amount to cover their damages and for drivers who want to get through the legal process as quickly as possible without unnecessary delays.
Following a truck accident, an experienced lawyer can help a person in the following ways:
- Gather the required evidence
- Communicate with the insurance company
- Give a person an accurate estimate of their entitled settlement
- Educate a person on their rights for their case
- Inform a person of the laws regarding truck accidents particular to the state they reside in
- Represent a person in court
- Deal with the legal paperwork
In order to win an appropriate amount of settlement, the attorney will have to prove that the truck driver or another party was the cause of the accident and the damages the driver suffered was not their own fault.
How can an attorney help determine accident liability?
Accident liability can get very tricky in truck accident cases. However, the good news is that an experienced lawyer who has dealt with multiple truck accident cases in the past can easily help determine liability by gathering the required documentation and evidence. This can include traffic camera footage, witness testimonies, photographs of details at the scene of the accident, and statements made by the truck driver, trucking company, cargo loading company, or anyone else who may be held responsible for the collision.
In some cases, such as if the roads were very out of shape, an attorney may even be able to hold government entities responsible for failing to maintain the streets appropriately. Many cases can get settled out of court, simply by communicating with the other party and concluding mutually. However, if the guilty party refuses to cooperate, an attorney can choose to litigate against them and take them to court in order to receive their fair amount of compensation.