If you have suffered a bad commercial truck accident, things can get very stressful, very quickly. In addition to actual physical injury, property damages are likely to go through the roof, and when the trucking or insurance companies refuse to compensate you, it might seem as if you are suddenly all out of options. Thankfully, this could not be further from the truth. As the victim of a truck accident, there are many ways you can get what you deserve, and having a professional personal injury lawyer with you during the process will help tremendously.
The Disparti Law Group has represented many truck accident victims, and we know what you need to look out for when deciding on a lawyer for your case. The following information should help.
It is always best to get a police report when involved in a commercial truck accident. State laws require one to be filed anyway if injury or death was caused by the accident or if there was any extensive property damage. This report should be made on the scene, but if doing so is not possible, you must go to the nearest police station and file one there. When later trying to prove fault in the accident, you will want the incident report.
Fault in an accident could be the thing standing between you and a nice compensation check, but trying to determine fault can be a tricky legal process. Certain accidents, such as a rear-end, are rather straightforward, but almost all other kinds are a little more complex. There are also other factors to consider, including mechanical error stemming from a design flaw. In any case, once you have gathered all the information on the crash, you should look to turn it over to a trained lawyer.
There are many places to shift blame in a truck accident. For example, you might think it is enough to bring a case against the trucking company, but it will probably try passing your claim on to any number of people. These include: the driver, the truck leasing company, the loaders of the truck, and of course the truck’s actual manufacturer.
You have to keep this in mind when dealing with trucking companies and not get discouraged if they are giving you the runaround. Now is when you will want a truck accident lawyer for sure.
Receiving compensation for physical and property damages following a truck accident does not have to be a nightmare. If you have a trained professional legal team backing you up, the process could even be painless.
The Disparti Law Group has seen it all over our many years working in the industry, and we want to be the ones that represent you. So if you have been involved in a truck accident and are curious to learn about legal options to pursue going forward, contact one of our representatives to see how we can help.