Special Considerations for Trucking Accident Cases
You don’t need a degree in physics to understand why accidents involving semi-trucks are so dangerous. Compared to a standard passenger vehicle, an 18-wheeler is a hulking behemoth that can cause critical harm in the event of a crash. Due to the serious nature of injuries, trucking accident cases are considerably different than those involving two-passenger cars.
The first way this difference manifests itself is in how quickly the trucking company will move to resolve the matter. The moment that an accident happens, they are thinking about the least painful way out of it. Accidents can crush their bottom line and leave their reputation in tatters, so they don’t waste any effort in ending cases swiftly and in their favor. To keep yourself and your right to compensation protected, you need to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The timeliness with which you retain counsel could have a huge impact on the result of your case.
In a regular accident, fault lies with the parties involved. But in trucking accidents, there are additional parties who you can bring an action against. A thorough investigation will seek to find if the trucking company, parts makers, or loading company are also at fault. Let’s say that the company didn’t perform a proper background check on the driver, or a manufacturer provided a defective part to the company. In instances like these, you can recover more compensation by bringing additional actions against these entities.
All the issues you encounter in a regular accident are magnified when the accident involves a large truck, from the severity of the injuries you may suffer to the complexity of the resulting case. The trucking company wants to pressure you into accepting as little as possible. Don’t let them do it. Retain the expertise of a skilled attorney who will help you get what you deserve. Call Finney Injury Law today to find out how we can help.