Being involved in any vehicle accident can result in serious injuries and lots of anxiety. When the vehicle responsible for the accident is a large truck, there is an incredibly higher risk of serious injury. Because of the increased risk for significant injury or even death when a commercial truck is involved, trucking companies have large insurance policies to ensure substantial damages can be paid when the accident is caused due to the negligence of the trucking company or the truck driver. The challenge then becomes identifying and proving liability.
To determine responsibility, there are several pieces of evidence that come into play. One key piece of evidence, which is required to be maintained by most drivers, is a trucking log. This is a document that shows all the details of a truck driver’s hours when behind the wheel. This can be a crucial indicator, for example, in cases where truck driver fatigue played a factor in the accident.
If you are a victim of a truck accident, or if someone you love has been involved in a truck accident, there are often serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment, therapy and ongoing care. Medical expenses can quickly add up, often becoming overwhelming. The emotional stress can be tough to cope with as well. To allow you to focus on recovery, it is crucial to hire a lawyer immediately to work on your behalf.
When the truck accident results from negligence, your attorney will ensure all evidence is collected and maintained, and they will advocate for you with insurance companies and all parties involved so that you receive the compensation you deserve.