After you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed with emotion and wondering if you need a truck accident lawyer. You may be feeling concerned, scared, frustrated and confused. You’ve lost time off work, your vehicle is totaled, the medical bills are coming in.
Time is crucial in truck accident cases. Evidence can grow “cold”. Imagine how important cell phone records, eye witnesses and more can be crucial for gathering the story of what happened to you. Trucks and their gear can sometimes be unsafe or not up to date. According to American Association for Justice, over 3000 people were killed in 2011 in trucking accidents. There’s a lot to know to prove a case and the trucking companies have lawyers ready to protect them as the accident happens.
Your biggest question could be: do I have a case?
What can a Truck Accident Lawyer do?
Let’s talk about what a Truck Accident Lawyer does for your truck accident case. For there to be a case, a Truck Accident Lawyer must show that the defendant (the truck driver, the trucking company, etc.) is liable because their negligence led to the accident.
A few things a Truck Accident Lawyer Must Show to Make a Case
- The Defendant (the driver, trucking company, etc.) owed the plaintiff the duty to exercise a reasonable degree of care to prevent injury, given the circumstances (all drivers have a legal duty of reasonable care to other people on the road);
- The Defendant didn’t exercise such care, and
- The Defendant’s failure to use reasonable care was the cause of the injury sustained by the plaintiff.
A Truck Accident Lawyer helps Uncover Who is at Fault
A Truck Accident Lawyer will also try and identify as many defendants as possible (trucking companies, contractors, employers, and insurance companies), in order to collect adequate compensation for your injuries and damages.
A Truck Accident Lawyer can help
Truck accident cases are complicated. An experienced Truck Accident Lawyer can help you through what you’re going through with care and professionalism and handle the insurance companies aggressively so you can get the justice you need to make you and your family whole again.
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