From a legal standpoint, truck accidents are different than car accidents. Knowledge of the specific rules that apply to the trucking industry is critical in these cases, as it is often a violation of these rules that has led to the accident in the first place. One rule that is commonly broken has to do with the number of hours that a truck driver can drive consecutively.
We understand these rules. We carefully investigate truck accident cases in order to determine what rules were violated which would establish the negligent conduct. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, we will pursue the compensation you deserve. Talk to our office about your case as soon as you can. There is no financial obligation. You pay no fee for our services unless we recover money for you.
In 18-wheeler accident cases, it is important to understand that insurance companies are not out to help you. Their bottom lines depend on paying you as little as possible. What you say after the accident could have a major impact on your case. Exchange contact and insurance information with the driver who caused the accident. Get the contact information of witnesses. However, if anyone asks you for a recorded statement, other than your own insurance company, you should decline. Absolutely do not make any statements about the absence of or seriousness of your injuries at the scene.