Dealing with injury claims after a truck accident is not easy for anyone to do on their own. Because trucking accidents are complicated situations, anyone involved in one should work with experienced truck accident lawyers for the best representation, and to receive the proper compensation. Trucking accident attorneys do much more than simply represent their clients in court. Obtaining a fair injury settlement requires much more than many other injury claims when the accident involves a tractor trailer.
Accident Investigation and Re-Creation
When people are injured, and a settlement claim could be high, insurance companies that represent truck drivers and trucking companies will do whatever they can to settle for as little as possible - and as soon as possible. In doing so, they may be able to protect themselves from paying substantially more in damages, based on actual injuries and the true cause of an accident. Determining what happened - and why - is an important part of building a substantial case against those at fault in order to obtain the most fair settlement. This requires a detailed investigation of the accident, a thorough understanding of federal trucking laws, and often times, the re-creation of an accident with the help of forensics experts.
Determining Fault and Responsibility
One of the most important things accident investigation does is it allows truck accident lawyers to determine what happened, why it happened, and then research who is responsible based on cause. Unlike a typical auto accident involving passenger cars, trucking accidents are much more complex, as there may be multiple parties responsible for the events which cause an accident - and to varying degrees. Before requesting any type of settlement, these trucking accident attorneys must determine who is responsible for the accident, and should be named in the claim. This includes drivers, owners, company owners, truck part manufacturers, government entities and many others.
Even when passenger drivers are partially responsible for events leading to an accident, in many situations it is possible, and reasonable to file suit for partial damages when others are also partially at fault. Gauging all of this requires experience in dealing with these types of accidents, and knowing what can be claimed against whom, for the best possible results.
It is also important to determine the best legal strategy for an injury claim, since not every claim needs to progress to a trial. Depending on the strength of the case being built, as well as how the settlement demands are calculated and the amount of damages being requested, it is sometimes a good idea to try to settle out of court if the responsible parties are agreeable. When this is not possible, and getting a fair settlement requires going to trial, it can be a completely different, and extremely complicated part of an injury case. An experienced injury attorney skilled in obtaining settlements for trucking accidents will know how it is best to proceed in either case, and how to present the most convincing argument, for the best settlement - whether the argument must be presented to an insurance company, or to a judge and jury.
Having the right legal help is essential for anyone who has been injured in a trucking accident. To build the strongest case for the best settlement offer, or if it is necessary to go to trial, those injured need the assistance of experienced trucking accident attorneys who know how to fight in these type of cases. Truck accident lawyers are a wealth of important knowledge and information that allow the accident victim to obtain the settlement award they deserve!
Pearland, Pasadena, Webster, League City, Webser, Manvel, Alvin, Friendswood, La Marque, Texas City, and Galveston
Hildebrand & Wilson, LLP
Robert W. Hildebrand, Attorney at Law
J. Daniel Wilson, Attorney at Law
7830 Broadway, Suite 122
Pearland TX 77581
Phone: (281) 408-2190