accident Attorneys representing victims of serious truck accidents
TheLawFirm.com concentrates on cases involving major injury. Perhaps the most damaging cases we see are accidents between trucks and passenger cars. If you, or a loved one, has been in an accident involving a big rig and a car, here are five reasons you should contact TheLawFirm.com.
1. You need to preserve your rights:
Because so much is at stake, immediately following an accident, trucking companies may send investigators to determine what happened. Their goal is to blame the collision on the driver of the car, rather than the truck.
The investigators, and the insurance company, may try and get your to make statements or even sign releases. It's important that you do not give any statements or sign any medical or other releases. Don’t fool yourself: the trucking companies have their own lawyers from the very beginning. You should too if you wish to preserve your rights and pursue the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
2. Multiple laws are involved:
Trucking laws are more complicated than a ‘standard’ auto accident. Both state and federal laws govern truck safety. For example, federal law dictates how much insurance a truck must carry depending on the type of cargo it hauls. Federal law also dictates other safety issues.
On the other hand, State laws govern the rules of the road. Local governments may also come into play.
The attorneys at TheLawFirm.com are versed in all the laws that dictate how trucks operate on the road. Having a lawyer experienced in these complicated cases is the smartest thing you can do following a truck accident.
3. Several parties may be to blame:
It is common in these cases for a lot of finger pointing to occur. While the driver of the truck may be at fault, there are other parties who could be responsible. Did the trucking company maintain the trucks according to state laws? Was the driver on company time? Was the driver a contractor or an employee? Who loaded the truck? Are there any defective items on the truck, such as tires? These questions, and more, frequently arise in these cases
With all these different parties assigning blame to others, it's critical to have a truck accident attorney who knows how to sort it all out and sue the person or company most responsible for your injuries.
4. We know what we are doing:
Not every lawyer concentrates on cases involving serious injury and loss. The law, like medicine, involves many specialties. TheLawFirm.com knows how to obtain the maximum compensation for our clients. Trucking cases are often much more complicated than a simple auto accident because these cases often involve the law from multiple jurisdictions and the parties often blame each other. This means there is often a lot of evidence to gather and examine. For example, TheLawFirm.com may want to look at the following:
• The driver's safety record;
• The driver's sleep log;
• The driver's personnel file
• The driver's phone records (to see if the driver was on the phone at the time of the collision);
• The driver's past training and qualifications;
• The truck's safety record;
• The truck's maintenance records
• Loading manifests;
• Witness statements;
• Police reports;
• Medical records and
• Reports by experts such as accident reconstruction experts.
After a catastrophic injury or death resulting from a trucking accident, it is critical to hire a lawyer who excels at these cases.
5. TheLawFirm.com never asks you for money.
The truck accident lawyers at TheLawFirm.com never ask our clients for money. From the free initial consultation to the costs of your case, we never ask you for money. If we take your case, we work on a contingency basis. This means we don’t get paid if you don’t get paid. We also advance the case costs (such as filing fees, investigations, hiring experts etc.). You only pay these back if you get a settlement or award.
Still have questions? If so, contact us to schedule a free consultation.
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