Thousands of vehicle accidents occur every day, often without the need for an attorney to handle the insurance claims. While it can be beneficial to have an attorney for any serious injury accident, one of times you need legal expertise is when you are injured in an accident involving a commercial truck. It can be difficult to navigate and negotiate insurance claims when a commercial truck was involved in an injury vehicle accident, which is why you need an experienced attorney.
Commercial Truck Accidents: Who Is Liable?
When a commercial truck driver causes an injury accident, there may be multiple entities that are liable. Not only is the driver responsible for negligent actions such as driving while fatigued, drunk driving and other negligence, but the company he or she works for, the truck maintenance company and other involved parties may be liable. These injury claims can be very complex, especially when a wrongful death or severe injuries are the result of a negligent commercial truck injury accident.
When handling a commercial truck accident claim, our attorneys at Ligori & Ligori dig deep to determine the various entities that may be liable for damages. This can include the truck driver, his employer, the company who loaded his vehicle, the truck service company and even the truck manufacturer. Depending on the accident and negligent actions, our attorneys can build a case against multiple entities that may be liable for injuries from a commercial truck accident. Some of the types of commercial truck accident claims we handle include:
- Negligent driving – speeding, DUI, distracted driving, fatigued driving and more
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Tip over accidents from imbalanced loads
- Falling objects
- Lost loads
Victims who are injured from a commercial truck accident are likely to have serious injuries that can require time off work and extensive medical care. It is vital to have a legal team that can explore all possible avenues for recovering financial restitution from all the liable parties that contributed to the accident. Most trucking companies have a team of lawyers fighting to reduce liability costs – victims need to have their own lawyer to fight for their rights to compensation.
Complexities of Commercial Truck Accident Claims
During a commercial truck accident injury claim, there may be multiple insurance companies and legal teams involved. Filing a claim solely against the driver or the trucking company could limit the compensation available for the injured victim and their family. Our team of lawyers will investigate the accident to determine all the liable parties and negotiate a fair compensation package for our client. If a settlement cannot be reached, we are always prepared to go to trial to obtain the financial damages our client deserves for their injuries.
If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident due to negligence, do not try to make a claim on your own. Call our team at Ligori & Ligori to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case – we can review your claim and we never charge you a penny unless we obtain financial damages for your claim.
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