Motor vehicle accidents affect millions of Americans every day. Typically, when you hear the phrase motor vehicle accident you think of car accidents, but motorcycle accidents, semi truck accidents, and boat accidents should also be included in that category.
If you or someone you care about has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to select an attorney who has experience with the specific type of accident you were involved in. You may be wondering why it matters. Here are the reasons to seek out an experienced semi truck accident lawyer:
Pursuing a claim for injuries after a semi truck accident is much different than pursuing a claim for injuries after a car accident.
1. Trucking Companies are harder to fight than individuals
If you were involved in a car accident, the other party to the accident was probably an individual. Getting into an accident with a semi-truck however, the other party is essentially a trucking company. The trucking company will have very good insurance and an unlimited amount of resources to use in defense of their claim. Powerful trucking companies will do everything they can to weaken the victim’s case.
2. Trucks cause more damage than cars
Semi-trucks are the most dangerous vehicles on the road because of their size and weight; thus, colliding with a semi-truck will more likely than not result in serious injury or even death. While car accidents can also cause monumental damage, many car accidents result in minor damage and/or injuries.
3. Trucking accident cases are more complex than car accident claims
Pursuing a truck accident claim can be incredibly complex for a number of reasons. First, there may be multiple parties to the case. Truckers also have to comply with many state and federal regulations. Furthermore, truckers are required to keep a log of hours driven, truck maintenance, and hours of rest. A thorough investigation of these factors in necessary when pursuing a truck accident claim.
Because of the complexity of these cases, you need to hire a personal injury lawyer with the resources to go head to head with the trucking companies’ insurance adjusters, and the experience to understand what it takes to win a truck accident case.
Call me at 1 (800) 556-4769 for a free consultation. I have four decades of experience with trucking claims, and I will do whatever it takes to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Author: Tim Misny | For over 34 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.