Trunks and tractor-trailers are larger and heavier than your average car. Therefore, truck crashes can cause devastating amounts of damage to both property and people.
With so many drivers relying on highways to get to work every day, it takes just one overworked truck driver for your life to change in an instant. Tragically, many accidents involving trucks result in fatalities. In these cases, we can help family members pursue a wrongful death claim on a loved one’s behalf. We know that there is no amount of compensation that can make up for your loss. However, we can help send a message that irresponsible and reckless acts committed on the roadway will not be tolerated.
Let Us Handle the Complexity of Your Truck Accident Case
While the driver of the truck is likely to share some of the blame for an accident, there are other parties who may be liable as well. For example, the drivers employer may demand that drivers stay on the road longer than federal regulations allow, which can result in fatigue that slows reaction times. Defective parts may have played a role in the accident, which means that the product manufacturer may have played a role in the accident.
Ensure Your Truck Accident Case is Handled by Professionals
Because truck drivers are often insured in the millions and more than one party can be held vicariously responsible for a driver’s negligence, having a lawyer at your side as soon as possible will help to ensure your case is handled in the most professional manner. Identifying all the different lines of insurance is difficult in trucking accidents as the truck and trailer are often insured by different companies, with either or both possibly being guilty of negligence.
If you or a loved one are involved in an accident with a truck, retaining the services of an attorney as soon as possible becomes vital. Following a crash, the trucking company and their insurance company will start an immediate investigation of the scene. They may record statements from witnesses, take photos of the accident scene, and examine vehicles to determine the extent of damages caused by the crash. State authorities may also launch their own investigation into the accident.
Don’t be a victim twice. Once you’ve chosen to retain the services of Ellis and Associates located in Worcester, MA, our team of lawyers, investigators, and expert witnesses will thoroughly investigate the causes of the accident to help ensure that all negligent parties are held accountable, and to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Call us for a free consultation at 800 Mr Ellis. We don’t get paid until you do.