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Four Things to Know After a Truck Accident

Four Things to Know After a Truck Accident

Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 14-Jul-2015

After being injured in a truck accident, you might feel like you should be compensated for your lost wages, medical fees, and general pain and suffering. Truck accidents are unlike car accidents, which sometimes only involve one other individual and their insurance company. Instead, truck collisions typically involve large trucking companies that will fight your claim aggressively.

Before proceeding with your claim, review the list of what you should know after your accident:

  1. The stakes are higher. Truck accidents are more dangerous than any other type of motor vehicle accident. Trucks are larger and heavier than most other vehicles, and tend to have a higher risk of injury or fatality when involved in an accident. Also, truck companies may be held liable for employing the driver. Because of this, trucking companies tend to have multiple forms of insurance and their defense lawyers commonly use tactics that are aggressive. Don’t be unprepared. Make sure you find an attorney with experience to represent you.
  2. You have a limited amount of time. Your lawyer has a restricted timeframe to file your lawsuit within, which is why they should do so as soon as possible. Trucking companies are only required to keep their records on an accident for a limited amount of time, no matter the severity of the accident. If you wait on your lawsuit for too long, there is a good chance that the records will be gone or that you could be outside the statute of limitations.
  3. Expect an Insurance Services Offices (ISO) search. An ISO search compiles your past insurance claims from multiple different insurance companies. This information is used by defense lawyers with dates and details of every claim you ever made. However, your attorney will not have access to this information. It is important to tell your lawyer about your medical and accident history so that they can better prepare answers to the defense lawyer’s questions.
  4. The truck and driver were probably unsafe. The way to prove liability is to remember that the most trucks on the road are actually very poorly maintained. One out of four trucks do not uphold safety requirements and shouldn’t be allowed to be on the road with other vehicles. Furthermore, over the last year, The Department of Transportation uncovered more than 30,000 truck drivers that tested positive for illegal drugs. There are strict guidelines that drivers must abide by when operating commercial trucks. If broken, they could be considered at fault for the accident and could heavily support your claim to fair compensation.

If you have been in injured, you need an experienced truck accident attorney in Atlanta to help advocate for your rights during this time. At The Weinstein Firm, LLC, our legal team can pursue the maximum compensation for your losses and damages.

Call our firm to schedule a free consultation today!