The most common types of personal injury case involves car accidents. Most personal injury attorneys who have been practicing for any time at all will be experienced with these cases. This is not the case with big rig accidents. While they are less common than car accidents, they are also often much more serious due to the sheer size and weight of the average big rig versus the average car.
If you have been involved in an accident with a big rig then you have a few priorities to keep in mind. First and foremost, it is very important that you hire an attorney who is experienced in more than just general personal injury law – they should be experienced specifically in accidents involving trucks. Read on to learn why this is the case and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for your free legal consultation.
Experience brings essential instinct
There are many duties of a good personal injury attorney but one of the most important things they must do is to know what is coming next. They must be proactive, they must be able to anticipate the other side’s likely next move, and they must know how to find the evidence they need tomorrow, today. This is known as instinct but it is not magical – it only comes with experience.
An experienced attorney will fight for you
The bottom line is that most personal injury cases are complex and messy. It is rare that the party who is at fault will admit they were at fault and simply write a check to cover all damages. Instead, both sides must negotiate and, if they cannot come to an agreement, battle it out in court. Only an experienced attorney will have the confidence to negotiate aggressively and fight tirelessly for your case.
There are differences in the way car and truck injury accidents should be handled
It’s true that cars and big rigs are on the same roads and that they all have to follow rules and regulations, truck injury cases are more complex. Big rigs are beholden to additional regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It’s true that many laws are similar, but trucking laws also involve how long a truck driver can be on the road, how often they are stopping, etc.
There is often more than one party at fault
It is common for a victim to assume that the person driving the truck is the person who will be sued. This is not always the case. It may be that their employer required them to drive beyond the legally allowed hours. It may be that a truck repair facility did poor work. The manufacturer of the truck or some of its parts may have created fault equipment. The cargo may have been improperly loaded.
Any of these issues could have led to or contributed to a truck accident. You need an attorney who knows to look at every possibility. You have found that in The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. Reach out to our offices at 800-333-0000 now for your free legal consultation.