March 23rd, 2020|
Crashes involving heavy trucks are a driver’s worst nightmare. No one wants a 40-ton tractor-trailer smashing into their vehicle, because we all know how devastating that can be.
In the aftermath of a large truck crash, injured people are left to deal with intense physical pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, medical bills, lost income, and other monumental obstacles. Unfortunately, any injury claims filed in the wake of a serious truck accident tend to be more complicated than those involving other crash types.
Why are these claims more complex? The damages are typically far greater, which almost guarantees resistance from insurance companies. But the fact that trucking crashes involve so many parties is one of the key reasons truck accident cases are so unique.
Who Is Liable for Truck Crashes in California?
Any number of parties might be responsible for a truck accident. To break down this important topic, we’ve created a brief guide:
Hopefully, you have a better understanding of liability in trucking accidents after reading the guide linked above. However, we also know that you likely have other questions you want addressed. If you need to speak to an attorney who has experience with these cases, call Berg Injury Lawyers.
We’ve been helping injured people get the money they deserve for nearly four decades. In our years of experience, we’ve learned so much about how these claims play out, and we want to use that experience to help you and your loved ones.
What You Should Know About Truck Accident Cases
If you’re filing a personal injury claim after being involved in a truck accident, you should strongly consider hiring an attorney. As you learned in our guide above, a single truck accident can involve several well-funded parties, and paying you the money you deserve is the last thing on their minds.
Insurers and trucking companies don’t play nice when money is at stake. It’s not uncommon for one of these companies to send a representative to the scene of a crash to mitigate the liability of the truck driver or the trucking company.
If you are ever involved in a crash with a large truck, DO NOT speak to a representative of the trucking company or the truck driver’s insurance company. If you’ve hired an attorney, direct that representative to them.