Why Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jan 10, 2017 in Auto Accidents

truck collisionTruck accidents can result in traumatic injuries with long-term consequences. These accidents may also be more complicated than the average car accident, and often require an attorney who is experienced in transportation and common carrier laws.

An attorney who has experience representing truck accident claims can provide you with valuable legal advice and assistance that will be vital to successfully forming a case to gain compensation. A truck accident attorney can help you by:

Determining Liability

Identifying the defendant in a truck accident is not always simple and straightforward. Victims of truck accidents may have the option of holding several parties responsible for causing the accident. This can include:

  • The truck’s driver
  • The company that owns the truck
  • The manufacturer of the truck or truck’s parts

An experienced truck accident attorney will dedicate his or her time and valuable resources to investigate and identify the defendant who is liable for the accident.

If evidence shows that multiple parties acted negligently and contributed to causing the accident, you may be able to file a claim against all of those involved to maximize your compensation.

Handling Complex Negotiations

Most auto accidents require attorneys to deal with one party, usually the other driver’s insurance company. In a truck accident case, an attorney may be faced with a team of attorneys and investigators who represent the trucking company, the company’s insurance provider or the truck’s manufacturer.

A truck accident attorney will be able to handle the complexities of a truck accident claim.

Providing Vital Legal Experience

The commercial trucking industry is heavily regulated by federal agencies, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which sets strict rules for the qualifications of drivers. There are also common carrier laws that dictate the level of quality and liability a trucking company has for the vehicles and drivers it employs.

A qualified truck accident attorney will have an in-depth understanding of the agencies and legislation that surround commercial vehicles. This knowledge can be a vital asset to supporting your claim.

Utilizing of the Discovery Process

An experienced truck accident attorney will ensure that all components that can support your case are available. Attorneys can use the process of discovery to request any documentation that is necessary to proving your claim and can be used as vital evidence against the other side.

This can include any medical records of your injury, the background of the truck driver or records detailing the inspection history of the truck involved in your accident.

At the Phillips Law Group, we are experienced in handling complex claims like truck accidents and will dedicate the entirety of our legal resources to help you purse maximum compensation for your claim.

Our reputable Phoenix truck accident attorneys are experienced in all areas of transportation law and do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a fair outcome in your case. Contact us for a free review of your claim to determine if you have legal options.

Call or text 1-800-706-3000 to file a claim after being in an accident.

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