Trucking Accidents And The Importance Of An Attorney

Trucking accidents are pretty common. In fact, one out of every eight accidents that results in a fatality involve a large truck. There are many more accidents involving trucks that cause serious injuries or cause a lot of damage. If you are in a smaller vehicle and are involved in a trucking accident, you will want to make sure that you get a proper lawyer that can represent you or your family and all of your interests. A lawyer will be able to do what is best for you. Below are a few of the things that the lawyer can do to help you.

  1. Figure Out the Cause of the Accident. A truck driver is subject to several rules while they are driving on the road. They are only allowed to drive a certain amount of hours while until they must take a break. They must also abide by all of the speed limits and other traffic laws that everyone else must abide by. A lawyer will be able to help determine why the accident was caused. If the truck driver was drowsy or not abiding by the rules, then they should be held accountable for their negligent actions.
  2. Negotiate on your Behalf. One of the most important things that your attorney will do is negotiate on your behalf. There is going to be a lot of back and forth with the insurance company, the trucking company, and the truck driver's attorneys. Without the help of a qualified lawyer, you would be inundated and it would be very hard to negotiate on your own behalf. You might not get the full amount that is owed to you by the trucking companies or insurance companies. The lawyer will ensure that you get what you deserve to help cover vehicle damage, medical costs and any other damages that were incurred.
  3. Help Correct the Problem. When a truck driver is negligent, they can be a danger in the future. Many lawyers can also ensure that the truck driver undergo training in the future so that these types of accidents do not occur in the future. When a truck driver is properly educated and trained, they will be a lot less likely to get into these kinds of accidents.

It is very important to ensure that you talk with an attorney, like Arrington Schelin & Munsey PC. An attorney can represent you and all of your interests so that you get what you need and deserve, and they can help you move past your accident.