Many people think of truck accident litigation as being more or less the same as other motor vehicle accident claims. This is simply not the case. While there are similarities, there are significant differences in how these cases proceed and how your lawyer should handle these matters.
Failure to handle the unique challenges of truck accident claims properly can result in missing out on your opportunity to obtain the full measure of compensation you are owed. Find out more about how to get the compensation you deserve.
What To Expect In A Trucking Accident Claim
If you are entering into a personal injury claim after a truck accident, be prepared for:
- Aggressive litigation: This is one of the most surprising aspects of truck accident litigation for most accident victims. More so than in other motor vehicle accident claims, truck accident defendants have resources and motivation to fight these claims aggressively.
- Complex laws: Trucking is one of the most heavily regulated industries in this country. Knowledge of the complex laws and regulations in this industry is critical for success in a truck accident claim.
- Complex insurance negotiations: Because of the complex laws and the aggressive nature of these claims, negotiations with the insurance companies are much more in-depth than those in normal car accident claims. It is critical to have an experienced attorney handle these matters. Do not talk with the insurance agents until you speak with an attorney.
- Protracted litigation: One of the tactics employed by trucking companies and their insurance carriers in these cases is to drag the litigation on as long as possible. They will throw every legal roadblock they can find in the way of your efforts. A good lawyer knows how to get through these roadblocks efficiently, but it is something to be aware of.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident, talk with an experienced lawyer to get the compensation you deserve.