The legal process after any type of motor vehicle collision can be frustrating. However, recovering compensation following a commercial truck accident can be quite complex.
Crashes involving trucks can be more complicated for various reasons, including the following:
- Proving negligence – In truck accident cases there may be multiple parties involved besides the truck driver, such as the trucking company and the truck part manufacturer. Furthermore, collecting evidence may be difficult in truck accidents since records could be insufficient or purposefully falsified.
- Increased damages – Truck accidents often result in catastrophic and even fatal injuries. Such injuries typically require extensive, ongoing medical treatments for months or years, which can lead to significantly high medical expenses. In addition, people with catastrophic injuries may incur various other extensive losses, such as lost earnings after missing work for a substantial amount of time, current and future pain and suffering, and permanent disabilities.
- Trucking insurance – It is mandatory for trucking companies to have extensive insurance policies by law. Furthermore, a company may have a separate insurance policy from the truck driver, and both parties may be legally liable. Dealing with a variety of insurance adjusters that are all attempting to limit liability can be an arduous challenge, and they will typically make settlement offers that are not able to cover all of your losses.
In the event of a truck accident, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you investigate the crash, gather and analyze all of the available evidence, negotiate with multiple insurance providers, and protect your best interests in order to obtain your entitled compensation. At Lawton Law Firm, we have more than 35 years of collective legal experience helping clients throughout South Carolina get the best results possible.
Contact our Mt. Pleasant personal injury attorney and schedule a case evaluation today.