Accidents occur every day of the year. When you are in an accident with an 18-wheeler, your life will be turned upside down. With many tractor-trailers weighing over 80,000 pounds, you have a much higher risk of death or severe injuries. The accidents involving an 18-wheeler are very different than automobile accidents. Laws and regulations are in place that dictate the driving requirements of an 18-wheeler. If the driver had a load that was too large or they were negligent in some manner, this may be vital to your case.
While the driver of the truck will be well protected, chances are those in other vehicles will not be so lucky. When you are in an accident with an 18-wheeler, there are a variety of procedures that need to be followed to ensure that you are able to seek compensation for injuries or deaths that may have occurred.
Legal proceedings will also be drastically different than what a normal automobile accident would entail. Truck accidents may include the following:
- Lawsuits placed against the driver of the truck
- Lawsuits placed against the trucker’s employer
- Fighting two or more lawsuits at one time
Once a lawyer is contacted and is acting as your representative, they will be guiding your entire legal battle. This will include talking to insurance companies, gathering evidence, collecting police reports and various other legal matters. Our team will fight for you.