When you’re faced with what is seemingly an uphill battle involving a trucking company and their insurance company, you need your own representation to protect your ability to move forward. Below, we explain why it is so important to hire an attorney to help manage your truck accident case.
Understanding of Regulations and How Violations Can Result In Harm
In the trucking industry, there are plenty of regulations that dictate how the trucking company, truck drivers, and other employees must operate. These regulations are designed to keep those in the industry and other drivers on the road safe.
This can include weight restrictions regarding total truck and trailer size, Hours of Service regulations determining how long drivers may operate their trucks, and even how the trailer is loaded.
Whether through drowsiness, intoxication, distraction, or other forms of negligence, any violation of the regulations can lead to serious harm when truck drivers lose control of their vehicles. And with the sheer size of the tractor trailer, catastrophic injuries can arise.
Gathering the Necessary Evidence to Prove Negligence and Liability
After a truck accident, it is essential to have the evidence necessary to pursue a claim and / or legal action. Unfortunately, not all pieces of evidence are easily accessible for victims to receive. This is because the truck driver, trucking company, and insurance company are willing to do whatever to protect their own profits.
As such, a lawyer can help you seek the documents and items you need. This may include driver logs to determine if the Hours of Service regulations were violated, medical records to indicate your injuries, and the reports taken by law enforcement at the scene of the accident.
At Goodman Acker, we go the extra mile because our clients deserve it. We know how the trucking industry can be after an accident, even when you suffer a serious injury as a result of the collision. Because of this, we do whatever we can to give you a voice and seek the compensation you deserve.
Our Detroit truck accident attorneys step to the challenge on your behalf. Our ultimate goal is to help you hold negligent parties accountable for their actions, and help you pursue justice. Give us the opportunity to be your partners.
Call our firm todayat (248) 286-8100.