What should you do in the aftermath of a truck accident?
The drivers and manufacturers of commercial “18-wheeler” trucks are held to a different set of standards than most other vehicles. Due to its huge differences in size and weight, a commercial truck creates its own specific body of legal concerns.
With a maximum weight over 80,000 lbs, commercial truck accidents can prove devastating.
Whether you are a driver of a truck or someone who has been involved in an accident with a truck, we highly recommend you deal with a specialist in this field of accident law.
Hiring a lawyer is the best way to protect your rights after a truck accident. Because trucks, their drivers, and the companies that insure them, are all held to different standards, it can be difficult to decide who is to blame in a truck accident. Here are several ways a truck accident lawyer can help you:
There are multiple party’s who may be liable for a commercial truck accident. Some of them will not be immediately obvious:
If you have been involved in an accident with a truck and are preparing to make a legal compensation case, there are certain facts and details you should try and gather before your meeting.
1. Driver and Trucking Company Details
2. Accident Details
3. Medical Details
4. Your Vehicle Details
5. Your Financial Details
Truck Specific Laws
Here is a brief description of some truck specific laws to consider if you have been involved in a truck-related accident: