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Large Truck Related Accidents And Their Implications

July 11, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Large Truck Related Accidents And Their Implications

When an unfortunate event such as the collision between a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler or large truck happens, the results can be catastrophic. Seeking immediate medical attention is always a top priority when this type of accident occurs. With that said, it is also important to ensure that victims involved in this type of accident receive maximum compensation that they are entitled to under current and existing laws for an accident that was no fault of their own.

Required To Maintain Higher Liability Limits

Because semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and large cargo trucks are so much bigger than a car or motorcycle, when a collision happens the results can be horrific and often result in serious injury and even loss of life. Typically speaking, trucking companies both large and small under existing laws are required to maintain higher liability limits then what would be expected with an average passenger automobile. Understanding this fact makes it clear to see why trucking companies also fight more aggressively than a normal automobile insurance carrier to resist paying complete compensation to accident victims.

Experienced Personal Injury Legal Counsel

Because this is often the case, it is important for those that have been injured in a collision with a semi-truck to retain experienced personal injury legal counsel. There are many factors that may contribute to a trucking related accident. For example, drivers of large trucks are required to adhere to strict weight requirements as well as experience requirements such as extensive and detailed training that is associated with a wide range of federal guidelines. Drivers are typically limited by the number of hours that they can drive. All these factors must be taken into account when filing a personal injury claim.

Injuries And Damages Sustained

If a truck driver has violated any federal guidelines or not adhered to strict truck driving rules, they may be revealed to be clearly negligent. In some instances, drivers may even be held criminally negligent for catastrophic injuries, damages and losses. Working with a personal injury law firm that has experience in pursuing drivers and companies for negligent acts is the first step in gaining full and complete compensation for injuries and damages sustained. When there has been an automobile and large truck collision contact an attorney. Hastings & Hastings provide Phoenix legal representation when dealing with semi truck collisions and the resulting legal proceedings that follow.