Given the size of big rigs and semi-trucks, it should come as no surprise that 98% of the people killed in collisions between trucks and automobiles were either the driver or a passenger in the car. People “lucky” enough to survive such an accident are often seriously injured. If you have been injured in an accident involving a large truck, or a loved one was killed in such an accident, the personal injury attorneys at Contant Law can help you obtain compensation.
Accidents involving large commercial trucks are the result of many factors, including:
- Driver fatigue
- An overloaded and/or oversized truck
- Improper maintenance
- The truck driver’s inadequate or improper training
- Excess speed, reckless driving, and/or road rage. That is, overly aggressive driving on the part of the truck’s operator
- The use of drugs or alcohol by the truck driver
To win a case against a large commercial truck driver or company, it is essential to show negligence on their part. However, this can be extremely difficult. Trucking companies invariably try to deny access to vital evidence, such as maintenance records, driver experience and training, drug and alcohol tests, logbooks, and more. They also typically take immediate action to protect their interests. For example, a claims investigator is often dispatched to the scene in less than an hour to look for evidence that favors the truck driver and the trucking company. Evidence implicating the trucking company has even been known to disappear. Making evidence vanish is not as difficult as it may seem. The accident site is often chaotic due to the seriousness of the injuries and the devastation resulting from the collision.
In accidents involving large commercial trucks, a quick settlement is often offered. The settlement amount may seem fairly large, and many injury victims are tempted to accept it immediately. What you must understand is that damages to the driver’s car, person and passengers are generally so severe, the level of compensation offered is likely much less than the amount injury victims would receive if details of the accident, together with the driver’s negligence and/or that of the trucking company, was investigated and proven.
At Contant Law, we have the know-how, resources and commitment to stand up to trucking companies, their insurers and their lawyers. We will aggressively negotiate to achieve a fair settlement. If we must take the case to trial to achieve adequate compensation, we will use the most advanced strategies, tactics and technology, including computer simulations and accident reconstruction techniques, to maximize your compensation.
You will not pay anything unless we secure compensation for the injuries as a result of the truck accident.
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