By: Tom Carey
Trucking accidents differ from other accidents. The most obvious difference is that trucks are much larger in size and weigh more than cars, and SUVs. Most of the time, the accident occurs because of the truck drivers failure to pay proper attention to the road. Also, truck drivers may have demanding schedules causing them to speed to ensure they meet their schedule.
Trucking accidents are more complicated since there can be several parties involved. There are also complex federal and state laws which regulate the trucking industry.
If you were injured as a result of a trucking accident, it is vitally important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Trucking companies and their insurance carriers will start investigating the accident immediately. They will use investigators, insurance adjusters, photographers, videographers, surveyors, and a team of defense attorneys, all in an effort to diminish your claim, minimize your loss, and reduce exposure of detrimental evidence.
In these types of cases, we often have to employ several experts to investigate the accident, speak with the police officers, locate potential witnesses, statements and obtain videos and photographs of the scene and the vehicles involved. We make sure that all the evidence is preserved.
Injuries as a result of trucking accidents are typically serious and permanent in nature and unfortunately include:
Because trucking accidents are more complex, we often have to file a lawsuit against the at-fault parties. If you sustain injuries as a result of a trucking accident, we will exhaust every effort to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, mental anguish, permanent scarring and pain and suffering.
At Carey & Leisure, both Thomas Carey and Jodi Leisure are Board Certified in Civil Trial Law. At Carey & Leisure we have handled thousands of cases, and you’re not just a client, you’re family.
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