You and your family just finished an enjoyable afternoon exploring the area around the Washington Park Marina. You visited the Old Lighthouse Museum and spent some time at the Washington Park Zoo. Now you are on the way home to enjoy some pizza and a movie. You’re driving down S. Woodland Ave., and you get to the intersection with E. Cold Spring Ave. Just then you spot a tractor-trailer driver careening down the road. They blow through the traffic signal, and before you have time to react, they smash your car.
Obviously, in the first few moments after the accident, your thoughts are on the safety and well-being of the members of your family. One by one, you check them over to make sure that they are all right. Then you turn your attention to yourself. You are severely injured. In that moment you know that because of the negligence of the trailer truck driver, your life will never be the same.
Why You Need a Truck Accident Attorney
At Isaacs & Isaacs we have more than 20 years’ experience fighting for the rights of truck accident victims. Something that we have seen time and time again is that when there is a truck accident, the insurance company for the trucking company, as well as the trucking company, will instantly send out a team of investigators with the sole purpose of freeing the trucking company of liability. There have been cases where the investigators for the trucking company arrived to the accident scene before law enforcement.
You need an experienced Michigan City attorney who will immediately work to collect evidence favorable to you about the accident. This includes:
Getting the necessary police reports
Getting investigators to look at the scene
Collecting statements from witnesses
Gathering photographs of the accident scene as well as the vehicles involved
Investigating if the truck driver broke any trucking laws, such as those enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Contact the trucking company to gather any evidence that they may have gathered, such as videos, the driver’s medical log, vehicle inspection reports and so on
Find medical experts
Interact with the insurance company
Contact all necessary government agencies with the goal of gathering information about the entities who are liable for the accident
Why Just Any Indiana Lawyer Won’t Do
People make the mistake of thinking that when they are in a trucking accident, any personal injury attorney will do. But that’s just not the case. There is a big difference between litigating a automobile accident case and a trucking accident case. With an automobile accident case, the lawyer only interacts with the at fault individual’s insurance company. However, with a trucking accident, lawyers must interact with multiple entities and their insurance companies. It requires a level of negotiation that not all lawyers possess. Most importantly, a real trucking attorney understands the rules that are applicable to truck drivers like the back of their hand. At Isaacs & Isaacs we have handled more than 50,000 cases, and we have won judgments in excess of $700 million for our clients. We are able to do this because we know the process involved in dealing with truck accident litigation.
Our Reputation Speaks for Itself
At Isaacs & Isaacs we are Indiana attorneys who are familiar with the insurance companies here in Michigan City. And they are familiar with us. They know that we will fight diligently for our clients, and we will not quit fighting until our clients get the settlement they deserve. Our reputation has allowed us to get truck accident cases resolved earlier and on terms that are favorable to our client.
Insurance companies and trucking companies have an army of experienced lawyers who are looking out for their interests. Insurance companies are notorious for trying to skirt liability or for trying to pay out minimal compensation. At Isaacs & Isaacs we have seen insurance companies try to do this for decades, and we will not tolerate it when it comes to our clients.
If you or your loved ones are currently suffering as a result of a truck accident, contact us today. Let our experienced team will review your case and work with you to determine what is the best course of action for you.