Unlike with regular car accidents, truck accident liability is much more complicated. There are many more players to consider, such as:
- The trucker and his actions
- The trucking company and possible negligence in hiring, training, etc.
- Parts manufacturers, including wheels, tires, brakes, and engine
- Loading companies: incorrectly loading a truck can worsen an accident or cause an accident to occur in the first place
- Leasing companies that are also responsible for the condition of a truck
In addition to dealing with the parties above, after an accident, the parties must also deal with the insurance companies. The victim of a trucking accident may have claims against multiple parties, and may seek compensation from numerous different insurance companies. Only an attorney that is experienced and confident enough to work with these various entities no matter who they are or where in the country they are located will be successful in bringing a claim on your behalf.
Insurance companies will always try to pay out as little as possible as quickly as they can in an effort to make your claim go away. You may be injured and desperate to recover any amount of money in order to begin paying your mounting bills. This is why you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney first. An attorney will prevent you from doing or saying anything that may bar you from recovering an amount to which you are actually entitled.
If you were the victim of a serious trucking accident, you may be entitled to the following:
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
Our Accident Attorneys Can Help
Retaining proper legal representation can mean the difference between recovering enough compensation to help you and your loved ones through this difficult time, and being left unable to work and unable to pay your bills. Contact an attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP to discuss your legal options. The immediate answers you get will enable you to make the best decision. Contact our offices today.