Truck accidents are more likely to cause serious injuries than car accidents. It occurs because the vehicle being driven is large. Semitrailers can weigh up to 40 tons, compared to the average automobile, which weighs roughly 5,000 pounds.
A serious injury after an accident may complicate the legal process because you may not be able to determine all of your losses right away.
Due to the serious nature of trucking accidents and the fact that they often involve both commercial and individual drivers, they can become very complicated very quickly. In these situations, retaining an attorney is a good idea for a number of reasons as well.
A typical car accident is usually a straightforward matter of liability. Liability for crashes involving commercial trucks, however, may be shared with several parties. A trucking accident case may involve the truck driver, the trucking company, the company that performs maintenance on the truck, the manufacturer of the trucking parts, and others.
In cases where liability has to be divided among several parties, the legal aspects can become complicated. Having a truck accident attorney can help you address these potential issues more effectively than you can on your own.
You generally work with only one party – the insurance company – in car accident cases. As a trucking case typically involves multiple parties, it can be difficult to reach agreement or even communicate with each other. It can be invaluable to have a skilled negotiator by your side.
The trucking industry is governed by federal and state regulations. Most drivers don’t know or understand these rules and regulations. Some lawyers don’t fully comprehend these laws either. Having an attorney with experience and knowledge about trucking accidents is essential.
Trucking Lawyers have extensive knowledge of Minnesota trucking laws and the challenges associated with these types of cases. Contact us for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident.