Snellville, Georgia Truck Accident
Very often the truck driver or the company that runs a trucking operation is responsible for a truck crash. There are many reasons why this is the case. For example, a truck accident might be caused by a mechanical malfunction that occurs due to improper maintenance. Or there might be a light that is not functioning that should be functioning for safety reasons required under federal regulations. If this not noticed and the failed light is important is an important cause of an accident, injured parties can file a lawsuit against the trucking company and / or its driver, depending on the circumstances. Other causes of truck crashes that can be the fault of the driver or operator include manufacturing failures that cause a part to fail while the truck is being operated. Or perhaps the truck driver has spent too many days or too many hours on the road because he or she is being pushed to get a load to a certain destination. All these factors can end up harming another vehicle and its driver and passengers if struck by a large truck, tractor trailer or semi truck.
Determining the cause of a truck crash is a key factor in recovering from any injuries you might have sustained. That means that contacting a lawyer as soon as possible is important, because much of the evidence that is needed to build a strong case, like a truck driver’s log is more easily available immediately following the accident. Additionally, contacting an experienced trucking attorney is essential before signing a medical release or giving a statement to an insurance company or commercial trucking company. The truck company may not pay your medical bills immediately. Many truck accidents can result in expensive medical bills that cover treatment for spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, road rash, and so on. These expenses can be massive, and often, there are additional bills associated with recovery and physical therapy. Having an attorney on your side can help you make sure you are getting the maximum compensation to help cover these costs.
After a serious collision, the trucking company insurer will do everything possible to minimize the claim. They will attempt to rush you into a settlement and ask you questions shortly after the accident. Being prepared with an attorney will protect you and give you a better chance at receiving a higher settlement or a successful outcome at trial, if necessary. Protect yourself and your family from financial struggle by contacting Scholle Law today to schedule a free consultation.