If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, you know you don’t have much time left to sue the other driver, even if his insurance company offers a large settlement. But it’s important to act fast because the statute of limitation can put limits on the time you have to file a claim against the driver. What’s more, there might be a limit on the type of compensation you recover. The following is a short review of what your rights are by Cueria Law Firm, and why trucking accident lawyers are often different from other personal injury lawyers.
When a commercial truck accident occurs, most states automatically find that the trucking company is at fault. But because commercial trucking companies are very large, they tend to have a lot of money. They, therefore, hire many drivers to handle their operations, including the ones involved in a truck accident. The more drivers a trucking company has, the higher the possibility that one of them will become involved in an accident, especially if they are not supervised properly. This is why it’s important for you to get an accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident so that you can receive the largest amount of possible compensation.
The biggest problem with commercial trucking companies is that they have very low overhead and the drivers are usually new. So when an accident occurs, there’s usually very little to no evidence to establish liability, and the company has a little financial incentive to settle the case. In most cases, trucking accident lawyers represent the drivers who have been injured in the accident. They work on a “no win no fee” basis, which means that they only get paid if they win the case.