Big Rig Accidents
Fortunately, they are required by law to carry insurance policies which are larger than the typical policy which you or I may have for our car. Unfortunately, big rig accidents also typically involve many injured parties. Having an attorney will ensure that you are properly represented and not at a disadvantage when your claim is compared to those of other injured parties.
When pursuing an accident claim involving a big rig, choose an attorney with years of experience handling such claims. An experienced attorney will know the procedural tricks to ensure that you are treated fairly. Unlike most vehicles on the road, big rigs often have cameras mounted in the cabin, often showing the road ahead as well as what’s going on in the cab. Additionally, they often have some other type of monitoring system which records vehicle speeds and the number of hours the truck has been on the road. A competent attorney may request logs to determine how many hours the offending driver had been driving at the time of the accident. Knowing how to get this information could be the difference between a successful claim and one that is denied.
After an accident involving a semi, make sure you consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer.