Being involved in a semi truck accident can be incredibly dangerous if not fatal. Not only are semi trucks larger, taller, heavier, and capable of providing a larger impact, they are also more difficult for the driver to quickly stop or slow down. In fact, semi trucks weigh 20 to 30 times much as the average car, making an accident with one of these vehicles often more destructive.
However, a semi truck accident is not viewed the same as a traditional collision. Thus, it is important to reach out to a lawyer to help you win your case. You may be blind-sided to the complexity of these cases.
Here’s what a semi truck accident lawyer can do for you:
1. Professionally survey and recreate the collision scene
Without knowing what truly happened in the incident, the semi truck driver is innocent until proven guilty in the collision. In order to potentially win your case, part of your goal should be to prove that the other driver is at fault.
But because both you and the driver may not remember the accident entirely, or may have different perceptions of the incident, a semi truck accident lawyer will work along specialists to recreate the scene of the collision to determine what happened.
Using scientific principles, specialists will have the knowledge, tools, skills, and experience to evaluate the situation, often coming up with several conclusions. Through this process, the lawyer can provide knowledge to decide what can be done on a legal level.
2. Ensure your injuries can be compensated
Once it is determined what who is at fault for the semi truck collision, then it will be easier to determine whether or not your injuries can be compensated.
Semi truck companies are required to have large amounts of insurance coverage. While this may seem like a good thing (and it can be), the insurance company is going to fight hard to defend their own liability.
A good semi truck accident lawyer will have the power and skills to make sure your injuries will be covered, even if it means getting involved in a mess.
3. Negotiate with the trucking company
Negotiating with a trucking company in favor of your case on your own can not only be exhausting but may not even work.
Instead, it’s important to reach out to a lawyer specializing in semi truck accidents to help you with the negotiation process. There are not only a lot of traffic laws to consider when seeking to win a collision case but also specific knowledge to know regarding semi truck accidents. Remember, semi truck accidents are not like regular car accidents.
For more information regarding semi truck accidents and the legal aspects involved, get in touch with Keller and Keller.
Because a semi truck accident can be both costly to deal with as well as aggressive to win, ensuring you seek out a quality lawyer is crucial. A semi truck accident lawyer can assist you in winning your case by surveying and recreating the collision scene, determining if your injuries can be compensated, and negotiating with the trucking company.