If the truck driver was at fault, you deserve to be compensated for all that you had to go through. Below are a few points about the legal process that you should be acquainted with-
It is important to commence a lawsuit as soon as possible, because with time your position will get weaker and the evidence may be destroyed.
Before filing a lawsuit against a truck Company or driver, you need to know the liability. An experienced attorney can help you in determining the liability of different parties. He will evaluate the whole situation and provide you with advice about negligence claims or personal injury and who to name as a defendant.
Photographs taken on the accident site and injuries are very important for lawsuit. You can sometimes use the photographs of damaged vehicle and injuries to build a strong case.
Sometimes there are different levels of insurance. An experienced injury attorney can help find the policies that may cover the injuries.
Your lawyer will have to prove any of the following instances (if applied) to assist with your justice-
The Truck driver and/or trucking company broke law
There were problems with the vehicle and/or its equipment (manufacturing or repair)
Driver didn't have proper commercial license
Truck was overloaded (above maximum weight limit)
Driver was driving too fast (above maximum speed limit)
Driver was overstressed or overworked
Truck was loaded with hazardous elements, and was not following the laws
Usually, trucking companies hire excellent defence lawyers to protect their drivers. To help recover fair compensation for your damages, it becomes necessary that you consult an experienced and professional lawyer.
An experienced attorney may assist with the following damages-
Medical bills – You generally can recover your medical expenses.
Lost Wages – You may receive compensation for the wages you lost due to the accident. In many cases, lost wages and forthcoming healthcare check-ups are also included.
Physical and emotional pains – Trucking Company or driver may be liable to pay for the physical and emotional pain caused.
Compensations for loss of companionship and lost earning capabilities may also be included in the lawsuit.