Any kind of motor vehicle accident can be traumatic, but colliding with a truck can be particularly devastating. There can be many issues to deal with, such as the physical and psychological damage, lost income, and health-care costs, for immediate recovery and ongoing rehabilitation.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a collision with a truck, you should speak to a Burlington County truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced injury attorney will have the background and the experience to get you the compensation you deserve. En Español.
The trucking industry is regulated by the Department of Transportation. This federal agency issues detailed rules – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations – about how many miles truck drivers can travel during specific time periods, how long their rest breaks must be, what kind of cargo can be carried in each type of truck, and more.
A Burlington County truck accident attorney will have investigators available to go to work immediately to find out whether the truck involved in the collision was in compliance with these federal rules, plus any other applicable state rules as well. Any evidence that shows it was not in compliance with the aforementioned regulations will help someone win their case or negotiate a substantial settlement.
Trying to win compensation from a trucking company or its insurer can be more difficult than seeking damages after an accident with another motorist. Trucking companies have a lot of experience dealing with accident claims, and will do everything in their power to show that their driver was not at fault. This is why victims involved in a truck accident need experienced advocates on their side.
Investigators will conduct an extensive investigation of the crash scene, including the taking of photos, and will examine the vehicles involved in the accident. They will also record statements from all available witnesses. However, witnesses to motor vehicle collisions can sometimes be hard to contact, or their memories of the accident can fade. That is why it is so important to get them on the record as soon as possible.
One crucial piece of evidence that a truck accident attorney in Burlington County will track down is the official driving logs that trucking companies are required to maintain. These logs are supposed to record which drivers worked certain highway routes, along with how much time the driver used for rest breaks. This is crucial in showing whether the driver and the company were obeying the safety regulations.
The safety record of the driver involved in the accident will also be a critical piece of information. Attorneys will investigate whether this person has a history of negligence, recklessness or unwillingness to follow the rules. If the management of the company knew, or should have known, that the driver was careless, then the company itself can be held liable. The company that leased the truck is another potential defendant.
If it was a defect in the truck that caused the accident, such as brake failure or inadequate headlights, then the manufacturer of the vehicle can be required to pay damages.
As you may already be painfully aware of, the physical harm caused a truck accident can be terrible – broken bones, burns, spinal cord damage, head trauma, and paralysis, among other injuries. You may find that the personal injury protection limits on your own insurance policy are overwhelmed by these costs.
You do not have to face these struggles alone. Contact a Burlington County truck accident lawyer as soon as possible so they can begin building a case for you.
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