Car accidents are not the only common type of accident on the road. With millions of trucks operating yearly, truck accidents have become more commonplace. Truck accidents can be traumatic and destructive and leave you with injuries and a heavy financial burden. A truck accident attorney is your best ally when dealing with a truck accident case.
Why Are Truck Accident Claims More Difficult to Navigate?
Truck accidents vary greatly from regular car accidents. Trucks are larger and heavier than cars and are capable of causing much more damage. Aside from the obvious differences, there are several reasons truck accident claims are more complicated than car accident claims.
Understandably, trucks have more substantial insurance policies. Because of these grand insurance policies, insurance companies will do everything possible to prove they are not liable. Liability can mean a larger payout for victims of truck accidents.
Injuries resulting from truck accidents can be much more severe than those from a car accident. More severe injuries can mean more treatment and larger medical bills.
As with injuries, truck accidents can cause much more significant property damage than a regular car accident. This can mean more damage to your vehicle or the surrounding area.
Determining Who Is Responsible
Typically in car accidents, liability lies with one of the two parties, or it can be shared. In truck accident cases, determining liability is not always so easy. Truck drivers themselves may not be the only responsible party in a truck accident. Other parties may share some blame in the accident, including the truck driver’s employer or the party responsible for the truck’s maintenance. Determining liability plays a crucial role in truck accident cases.
What You Should Do After the Crash
The very first thing you should do following a truck accident is call 911. Request police assistance, and if there are injuries, ask for medical care. If possible, try to take photos and document details from the accident scene. The more information you have, the stronger your case. The police will also document the accident and compile all the information into a police report. This report will play a key role in your case.
If you sustained any injuries, seek medical treatment. Even if no injuries are immediately evident, they may be there. Some injuries take time to surface. Follow any instructions your doctor may give. If they recommend extended medical treatment or rehabilitation, follow their recommendation. Detailed medical records and proof of compliance with doctor’s orders can help strengthen your case.
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Hiring Gerling Law
Gerling Law is passionate about helping clients seek the justice and compensation they deserve. We have extensive experience navigating challenging truck accident cases at each stage of the lawsuit. We are familiar with insurance companies and the tactics they employ, and we are ready to advocate for your rights every step of the way.
Truck accidents can involve much confusion about the cause of the accident and who will be held liable for damages. We will conduct a thorough investigation and find answers to all the critical questions. Our team is fully prepared to negotiate settlements or take your case to trial.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, contact Gerling Law today. We can review your case and give you honest legal advice at your free case evaluation meeting.
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