Trucks are different
Living through any accident is a horrible experience. But, when you are involved in a truck vs. auto crash, the consequences can be devastating. Large trucks can be deadly due to their weight and size. When the vehicle is out of control, it can wreak havoc.
Not only will your car be excessively damaged, but massive injuries can be sustained, by driver and passengers alike.
Regulations and laws govern the trucking industry
The trucking industry has a wide-ranging list of laws and regulations that truck owners must adhere to.
Some of the aspects that these laws govern are licensing requirements for truck drivers, limits on how long they are allowed to drive, size- and route limitations and more.
At KJT Law, your personal injury lawyer has experience in interpreting these regulations and it can be vital in building your case.
Can I use any personal injury lawyer to help me with my truck accident claim?
It is important to realize that the dynamics of a collision between a truck and a car differ very much from the situation where only two cars were involved. The sheer power and size of a truck can make a huge difference.
Your personal injury attorney should have experience in the trucking industry because of
- The laws and regulations that govern the trucking industry
- The dynamics of the crash, and
- The fact that trucking cases are time sensitive
A truck driver must report an accident immediately to a supervisor or dispatcher. This often means that the trucking company’s lawyer will be on the scene in the blink of an eye.
The legal team of a trucking company has just one purpose: to ensure the minimum payout and exposure for the trucking company.
Therefore, they start building a defense almost immediately and this gives them an advantage in protecting themselves.
This is why you should hire an expert trucking personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to protect the preservation of evidence. Reach out to schedule a free consultation with us today. (818)507-8525; info@KJTLawGroup.com