If you have been injured in a large semi-truck accident, you should always contact an experienced attorney to discuss a possible case. If you file a personal injury claim, you may be able to receive compensation for any injuries and property damage you sustained in the accident. Though some types of personal injury claims can be relatively simple and straightforward, truck accident cases can be extremely complex. Furthermore, truck drivers and companies often have legal teams and insurance professionals who will do anything to avoid paying for the accident. For these reasons, it is highly imperative that you have your own quality legal representation by an experienced and knowledgeable truck accident attorney in Fayette County.
Why are truck accident cases so complicated?
First, truck accident cases are complex because of the potential parties to the lawsuit. You may be able to file a suit against the truck driver, truck company, owner of the truck (if the truck is leased), the manufacturer or assembler of the truck parts, the company that loaded the cargo, or the company responsible for the truck’s maintenance and repair. Deciding who to sue is one of the most important determinations in a truck accident case.
Next, trucks may be regulated by federal guidelines set out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and by state and local traffic laws. The interaction of these laws and regulations is complicated, but your attorney will know how to identify any possible violations of law and use them to your advantage.
Truck accident cases also tend to have very high stakes because this type of accident often causes serious injury, permanent disability, or death. You do not want to risk making a mistake in your case that keeps you from recovering a large amount of money.
These are only a few of the reasons why truck accident cases can be extremely complex. The experienced truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Shane Smith know how to handle these cases in a manner that saves you stress, time, and money. Do not hesitate to contact our office at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation today.