When you get into an accident with a large commercial truck or semi-truck, there’s a high chance that you’ll get injured or worse, lose your life. Very few people have ever escaped accidents involving trucks unscathed.
Kaleb Whitby is one lucky guy who escaped from one of the most horrific accidents in January 2015. His car was pinned between the trailers of two semi-trucks in a 26-car pileup on interstate 84 in Oregon. The crash only left two things intact; the marred shell surrounding Whitby’s seat and Whitby. He survived with a bruise on his left eyebrow and a few scratches on his right hand.
You might not have been as lucky as Whitby and you might be looking to file a truck accident injury lawsuit in Plymouth. The good news is you might have a case and the bad news is truck accident injury lawsuits are complicated and require different legal considerations than a typical car accident.
This means that you need to hire a Plymouth truck accident attorney to help you with your case. Here’s what they will help you with:
They’ll Use the Law to Help You
The trucking industry has a number of laws and regulations that only apply to it. For instance, there are laws that regulate truck maintenance, maximum truck weight, driver test requirements and commercial driver’s licenses. The trucking company or the truck driver’s liability in the accident will be affected by these laws.
Identifying Potential Defendants
Being involved in a commercial trucking accident means more than one person can be held legally liable for your injuries. Insurance companies, the driver’s employer, the trucking company and even the driver can be held accountable for the accident. While you might overlook some of the responsible parties, your accident truck attorney will be able to identify the parties responsible for your accident.