Last February in Madison County, an SUV collided with a semi-truck out on State Road 109 in bad weather. Thankfully, the trucker was not injured, but the driver of the smaller vehicle was taken to the hospital. Pictures of the SUV show it was smashed like an accordion after colliding with the gigantic truck. When the driver was ejected from the SUV on impact, being thrown from the vehicle may have saved her life.
As the head of Isaacs & Isaacs law firm, I’ve been practicing personal injury law for over 20 years and have seen a lot of tragedies. I can tell you from what I have seen in my legal practice, any time there’s a collision between a smaller vehicle and a big commercial truck, the occupants of the smaller car are very lucky if they escape without suffering disabling injuries or being killed.
Nobody plans to get into an accident with a big commercial truck, at least not anybody who is sane. Even if your truck accident lawyer negotiates a fair settlement for your damages, it won’t buy back your health, your lifestyle prior to the wreck or the lives of loved ones who may have been killed in a catastrophic truck accident.
Sometimes these accidents appear to be due to bad weather and are really nobody’s fault. But a lot of times when there’s a catastrophic accident, either one or both parties did something negligent to cause the crash. Because commercial trucks that weigh over 10,000 pounds can cause devastating damage when they get into accidents, a driver who holds a commercial driver’s license is held to a higher standard of care than a Class C licensed driver.
How Do Semi Truck Accident Lawyers Prove Negligence?
When you have been in a serious accident with a semi truck, the trucking insurance company will send a team of accident scene investigators out immediately. Their job is to find any evidence they can use to blame another driver, not the trucker, for the wreck. They have been known to point out evidence to police that could implicate the other driver(s) and distract police from evidence at the scene of the crash that could prove the trucker was at fault. With some of these accidents, damages are horrific and involve multiple vehicles with occupants suffering serious injuries and even fatalities. Damages can run into millions of dollars, and the trucking insurance company will do whatever it can do reduce or deny these claims.
Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm has our own team of investigators that we will send out to the site of a catastrophic accident as soon as possible. If you call us for help, we can take action immediately, before evidence disappears or is destroyed.
If necessary, we will file a lawsuit to gain access to evidence that could prove the trucker or trucking company was liable. There are any number of people responsible for the safe operation of a big commercial truck. If any of these people drop the ball, a horrific accident could result, but finding evidence to prove what happened isn’t always easy. The trucking company has no obligation to disclose company records, and chances are that employees will not say anything unless they are subpoenaed to appear and testify under oath at a deposition.
Once your truck accident lawyer has built a strong case to prove liability, the trucking insurance people will have no choice but to offer a fair settlement or go through the expense and risk of a jury trial. In some truck accident cases, evidence has been uncovered of wrongdoing during civil litigation that then led to criminal charges being filed.
You Don’t Have to Pay Anything to Enlist Our Help
Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm understands the position being injured in a horrific accident can leave a person in. We don’t think you should have to pay for legal assistance and we realize that, especially if you have suffered a serious injury, you probably couldn’t do it no matter how badly you need help. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis: if we don’t get you your money, we don’t get paid!
We think those who are responsible for your suffering should be held accountable to the limit the law allows. We will make it our job to hold all liable parties accountable for your:
- medical bills,
- pain and suffering,
- lost wages and
- any other damages and losses you have incurred as a result of your accident.
Our Trucking Accident Lawyers Are on Call 24/7
Horrific trucking accidents happen at all hours of the day and night, and we are on call 24/7 to respond rapidly in the case of a truck accident catastrophe. You can reach us now by calling our hotline at 800-800-8888, or fill out our online form for a free consultation and case evaluation with an experienced and aggressive Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyer.