The immediate aftermath of a Norcross trucking accident is an overwhelming time, especially if you have suffered injuries. You will be dealing with an overwhelming amount of stress from trying to cope with your physical injuries, while trying to navigate through the claims process. In order to alleviate some of your stress, you need to learn about the accident claims process to help make sure you get the most compensation as possible.
The insurance company for the trucking company will be looking into you and investigating the accident to see if they can limit their liability in any way. In the same way, you should have an attorney looking into them, the truck driver, and the truck that was involved in the crash. Some things your attorney should investigate that can maximize your recovery include:
- Driver negligence. Did the truck driver run a red light or make an unsafe lane change? Maybe the truck driver failed to yield the right of way. An attorney can investigate to determine if there is a negligence claim against the truck driver.
- Employer negligence. Did the trucking company fail to service and maintain the truck? Maybe the trucking company failed to properly train the truck driver involved in the crash. Even if the truck driver caused the wreck, the trucking company may also have some liability, and an attorney should investigate to determine this.
- FMCSA violations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has regulations and rules in place to protect motorists. When truck drivers and trucking companies fail to abide by these rules, they can be liable. For example, driving too many hours or destroying log books are violations of these regulations.