Trucking companies provide an essential service that is indispensable both in the U.S. economy and in our daily lives. Unfortunately, however, like all other vehicles on the road, trucks do get involved in accidents, and because of their size and weight, their collusion with smaller vehicles often causes serious or catastrophic injuries to the victims. At Arshad Pangere Warring, our truck accident lawyers in Merrillville routinely help truck victims obtain compensation for their injuries.
Both federal and state laws regulate how trucking companies should operate these trucks, including requirements for who can be hired as drivers, training, and required hours these drivers must rest. However, despite these laws, truck accidents do happen, and some of the causes for these accidents include the following:
Accidents from any of the above would be avoidable had the trucking company or driver followed the law.
When a truck accident occurs, the first thing that must be done is to determine exactly how the accident occurred and what caused it. This may require an independent investigation by accident reconstruction experts.
Once an investigation is complete, an experienced truck accident attorney from our firm will contact the insurance company that provides coverage for the truck driver and/or the trucking company.
The objective is generally to try to have the insurance company settle the case rather than having us take it to trial. Most accident cases are settled – but only if the settlement offer is reasonable and covers your losses.
If the final insurance offer is not reasonable, then the lawyer can file a truck accident lawsuit, and the case might proceed to trial where a judge or jury will determine if you deserve more compensation and, if so, how much.
You can rest assured if you retain our firm, you will seek the maximum compensation you need for your injuries and losses. If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact our office today to discuss your case for free.
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