There are over 11 million semi-trucks registered to operate in the United States. With so many trucks on the road, it is easy to understand how trucking accidents can occur. These accidents, however, often become intense legal battles because of the number of parties that may be responsible for the accident and the amount of federal and state laws that must be reviewed.
In an effort to help reduce some of the confusion that is associated with a truck accident, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about these events.
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I Was Hit By A Motorhome. Is This A Truck Accident?
Although many of the RVs or motorhomes on the road are the size of a semi-truck, they are technically still considered a passenger vehicle because they are operated for personal use. However, these large vehicles still present a danger on the road because most states do not require specialized training or licensing to operate an RV.
Can I Sue The Trucking Company And Not Just The Driver For My Injuries?
Trucking accidents are very complicated. Your attorney may seek damages against the driver, the trucking company, the shipping company, or even the mechanic/repair company for causing the accident. Your attorney will explain who will be held responsible for the accident based on the facts of your case.
Should I Give The Insurance Company An Official Statement Right Away?
No. You should only provide the insurance company with your basic contact information and the name of the hospital where you will be getting your treatment. After that information has been given, you are encouraged to refrain from providing any additional information until you have spoken with a trucking accident attorney.
The Insurance Company Said If I Give A Statement We Can Close This Case Now. Should I settle Quickly? It Seems Much Easier.
The reason that the insurance company is pushing for a quick close of the case is to save themselves money, not to be more convenient to you. It is hard to see the long-term losses you may incur as a result of this accident within a few days of the event. Closing the case early means that you will be responsible for all of the medical costs from that point forward, and no one will cover your lost wages and other expenses related to the injury.
How Can A Truck Accident Attorney Help Me?
Working with a semi-truck accident attorney will give you the benefits of having their knowledge and experience on your side. These cases involve federal and state laws and regulations and could have multiple defendants. Having an attorney manage your case will help ensure that you are treated fairly and receive all of the benefits you are entitled to under state laws.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Truck Accident Attorney?
Our law firm works on a contingency basis. This means that there are never any upfront legal fees for our clients. You only pay when we win. When we settle your case, your legal fees are due; it is that simple. This guarantees that everyone can have proper legal representation, regardless of their current financial situation.
How Much Is My Trucking Accident Case Worth?
Every case is different, and because of that, the value is changed. Injuries and losses will vary by person and by accident. The only thing that we can honestly guarantee is that our attorneys will be very aggressive about securing you a full and complete settlement based on the facts of your case and the coverages provided under the law and the terms of the insurance policies covering the accident.
I Have So Many More Questions. What Should I Do?
We understand that being involved in an accident leads to many different questions, especially if you have never been involved in a lawsuit like this before. We encourage you to write down all of your questions and bring them with you during your initial consultation. Our attorneys will answer all of your questions during this meeting.
For more in-depth answers to your trucking accident questions, you are encouraged to speak with one of our lawyers. Our attorneys can answer your questions explicitly based on the information surrounding your case for the most accurate answers.