This wasn’t the case last October when a woman driving a Toyota Corolla was struck from behind by a semitruck early in the morning on I-70 just outside of Pataskala. In this accident, the drivers of both vehicles were injured, with the woman who was driving the Toyota escaping with her life, and the driver of the semitruck suffering serious injuries. Imagine the horror of being in a small car, a Toyota, and a big semitruck rams into you from behind.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has enacted strict safety guidelines in an attempt to reduce serious injuries and death from these accidents. But trucking companies are about making money. They overload trucks and overwork drivers and cut corners on equipment and repairs. The public pays the price each year. 3,903 people died in commercial truck accidents in 2014, and over 111,000 people were injured. Most of these fatalities and injuries were the occupants of smaller cars.
Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyers believe that the only way to penalize the trucking industry for not adhering to FMCSA rules is to demand maximum compensation when an accident happens. Frequently, when there’s been a horrific crash involving a big truck, more than one party is liable. We will investigate the cause of your accident thoroughly to find out what happened and who all is liable, and we will demand the maximum compensation you deserve and will need in order to recover from this catastrophic accident.
Isaacs & Isaacs Truck Accident Law Firm Will Respond Rapidly
When you’ve been in a collision with a gigantic truck, you need help immediately. Isaacs & Isaacs employs attorneys who used to work in insurance defense, and we know the lengths trucking insurance will go to in order to reduce or deny big claims. There’s a lot at stake. Because occupants of smaller vehicles suffer horribly in these accidents, damages can easily run into millions of dollars.
As soon as the trucking insurance carrier has been notified that a disastrous collision involving one of their trucks occurred, they will send a team of accident scene investigators out to try and point the blame at the other driver(s). They may pose as friendly bystanders who are there to help. What they are after is any information they can possibly use against you later to deny or reduce your claim. They know that you are in shock, hurt and vulnerable. You need a trucking accident lawyer at your side ASAP to ward these people off. Don’t speak to anybody at the accident scene regarding:
- What you were doing when the accident occurred
- How fast you were going
- How badly you are hurt
- Whether anything is wrong with your vehicle
When you call Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm, we can begin to help immediately. We have our own skilled accident scene investigators we send out to crash sites, and we know what to look for to prove liability in these cases. Sometimes you have to dig deep to find out what caused the accident. The trucking company has no obligation to turn over records and other evidence until a lawsuit is filed in civil court. Once a lawsuit is filed we can:
- Demand access to the truck itself
- Demand access to the black box recording on the truck
- Demand production of all files and records, including electronic
- Demand access to the trucker’s cell phone transcripts
- Subpoena employees and witnesses to testify under oath
- Build a strong case on your behalf
- Negotiate a maximum settlement with all liable parties
- Proceed to trial if necessary
Our Semi Truck Accident Lawyers Will Fight for You
Chances are if you’ve survived the nightmare of a collision with a semitruck, you could be hurt so badly you will never be able to return to work. You could be facing astronomical medical bills and years of physical therapy or worse. If you’ve lost a family member, you may need to recover medical bills, funeral expenses and the income that person provided to help make ends meet. These accidents are complicated, but whatever your situation is, you most likely will need to have maximum compensation just to rebuild your life.
We know all about how trucking companies ignore FMCSA safety rules, and we don’t think other people should have to continue to pay the price. There’s no amount of money that will give you back your family member or restore you to the level of physical health you enjoyed prior to your accident. But our truck accident lawyers can make sure you have the compensation you deserve and need to get on with your life and make the best of your future. We believe that when the trucking industry ignores safety rules and gambles with the lives of other drivers, they should have to pay.
We Are on Call Around-the-Clock to Respond to Your Emergency
Our skilled and experienced trucking accident lawyers have been helping accident victims for decades, and we know how crucial rapid response is to successful outcomes. We also know from experience that these accidents happen at all hours, and we are on call 24/7 to be there as soon as possible at major accident scenes.
You can call us immediately at 800-800-8888, or fill out our online form for fast help in your emergency. We are here for you now.