Semi-truck accidents are serious, even at low speeds. The vast majority of truck collisions cause real injuries that won’t just go away on their own. Immediately after any large truck accident, call the right semi-truck accident lawyer.
Most semi-trucks are covered by a commercial insurance policy. Because these policies are much bigger than those held by individuals, the insurance adjusters who protect them are highly trained in tactics that take advantage of injured victims without legal representation.
You do not have to do this alone. Sweet James has the experience and resources you need to get fair treatment from the insurance company. We utilize the services of engineers and accident reconstructionists, road surveyors, safety specialists, mechanics, and medical experts in order to build your case to perfection.
Our truck accident lawyers are well versed in the specific rules and regulations that extend to truck drivers and truck maintenance.
OVERVIEW OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS
While regulations state that a big-rig operator can only “drive” for 10 hours per day, this limit doesn’t include loading and unloading cargo. It’s common for these truck drivers to become fatigued and inattentive.
Big-Rig, 18-wheeler, and semi-truck accidents can be catastrophic, and sadly, it’s common to see individuals and families suffer serious and traumatic injuries because of them.
At Sweet James, we want you to know that things will get better. We are here to support you and your interests and we are happy to speak to you even if you’re not sure if you have a case. Our skilled truck accident legal team can help you determine if you have a claim and advise you on how to proceed.
TYPES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS
FACTORS THAT CAN CAUSE TRUCKING ACCIDENTS
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Lack of maintenance
The weather or road conditions
PARTIES THAT MAY BE LIABLE FOR A TRUCKING ACCIDENT
Commercial trucking company
The lessor of the truck
Shipper or loader of the cargo
Manufacturer of defective truck parts
HOW CAN THE RIGHT TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY HELP?
There are so many difficult questions that need to be answered to determine the causes and effects of a truck accident. Insurance companies know that it’s almost impossible to undertake this task alone. Attempting to manage your legal issues by yourself can make you very vulnerable.
Insurance adjusters regularly take advantage of accident victims to avoid paying out the proper sum of damages. As unfair as it may appear, there are clever defenses and technicalities they use to devalue the harm you have suffered.
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