When Can A Trucking Company Avoid Or Deny Liability In An Accident?
Insurance companies always try to avoid or deny liability. They will say that the truck driver had no responsibility for the injury but insurance companies know that the public is usually on the side of the injured person. The public knows that these vehicles are very dangerous, so the insurance company may try to avoid damages but it’s not likely that they can, if you can point to some negligence by the driver.
What Type Of Damages Might I Expect From My Trucking Accident Case?
Most trucking cases involve death, serious injury, and serious bodily impairment with long rehabilitation times, lost wages, and maybe even lost family members. Damages can range from soft tissue damages to wrongful death.
Does it Complicate Matters If The Trucking Company Involved In The Accident Is Located Out Of State?
The trucking industry is regulated by federal laws. When a truck is involved in an accident, the state highway commission must do an investigation and a police report. If that truck is from out of state, it doesn’t change what needs to be done by the investigating authorities.
Are You Able To Take My Case If I Am An Out Of State Motorist Who Got Injured In Missouri?
Jurisdiction is where the accident occurred and lawyers who practice in that jurisdiction are entitled to handle the case, regardless of whether or not that person is a resident of that jurisdiction. If your trucking accident happened in the state of Missouri, I am able to handle it.
How Does One Begin The Personal Injury Claims Process Against A Trucking Company?
An initial consultation with an attorney is very important because, as a lawyer, we have to make sure that we are getting as much information as possible. I require extensive information about where the accident occurred, the facts behind the accident, information regarding the extent of the injuries, and more. I will talk to the police department and follow the state investigation to try to get information. You need to look at federal law to find out whether or not the truck driver was compliant. Most of the time, they are not, and that’s why someone is injured.
Can I Even Afford An Experienced Attorney To Handle My Trucking Accident Case In Missouri?
You cannot afford not to hire an experienced attorney because truck accident cases are not simple soft tissue injury cases. These are serious accidents and lingering injuries that will be with you for the rest of your life. These are issues that a novice should not even attempt to try to handle without some type of alignment with an experienced lawyer. If you are going to get a lawyer, get someone who knows what they are doing. You deserve to have that type of experience by your side.
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