The Need for Effective Representation After a Tractor Trailer Related Accident
Tractor-trailer trucks are a fixture on nearly every road in America. However, due to their size and weight, they are also responsible for a large number of injuries and fatalities among smaller vehicles when they are involved in an accident. Furthermore, because many trucks are owned by
large companies with an interest in avoiding liability, it can be difficult for the unaided layperson to obtain proper compensation after being involved in a vehicular accident with a tractor-trailer.
In order to receive proper compensation, the injured party must seek out effective and professional legal assistance. The law surrounding accident liability and compensation is extremely complex, and requires a great deal of knowledge to ensure that the case is properly handled in court. Without the services of a legal professional, the injured party may find themselves losing the ability to obtain the compensation they are entitled to.
Causes of Truck Accidents
In many cases, the fault lies with both the trucker and the company that employs him or her. Accidents may be caused by drivers who have failed to rest for the amount of time state and federal regulations demand and thus are fatigued at the time of the accident. Other drivers will drive at unsafe speeds or during unsafe driving conditions, creating the preconditions for a vehicular accident. In many cases, both the driver and company may be liable for damages when an accident does occur.
The Importance of Obtaining Legal Representation
Immediately after an accident involving a truck, the trucking company will often dispatch their own lawyers to attempt to reduce any possible liability. It is extremely important that the victim, or the victim’s family, retain their own legal assistance. During an already traumatic and stressful period, the injured party or his or her relatives should not be forced to engage in direct negotiations, without benefit of skilled and knowledgeable legal assistance. There is nothing worse than finding that an unguarded statement may be used against the injured party during the trial.
Legal Representation and Avoiding Court
While it may seem counter intuitive, retaining a skilled attorney may drastically reduce the need to actually file a lawsuit or enter the court. Many trucking and insurance companies will quickly realize, when confronted with effective legal representation, that it is in their best interests to negotiate directly with the lawyer and arrive at an acceptable settlement that avoids entering a court.
The aftermath of an accident is always an emotionally stressful time. Families that are already dealing with financial loss, as well as the injury and possible death of family members need to retain competent legal assistance. By doing so, the family can spare itself further emotional trauma, while being assured that their case will be resolved in a professional manner by lawyers who are dedicated to representing their clients. The law offices of Eric J. Hertz, P.C. can provide the kind of representation needed for those who have suffered a truck related vehicular accident.