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If you have been in a nightmarish trucking accident you must prove the trucker or trucking company was negligent. Truck accidents and injuries resulting from negligence require an experienced truck accident attorney who knows the law. We win or settle 99% of cases. Contact us now and let’s begin your claim.

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Commercial trucks are big, heavy, and dangerous. A big rig or a bus that is out of control will do many times the damage of a car. Big trucks are harder to drive and require more care and maintenance to keep them safe and operable. Their engines and braking systems are complicated. They carry heavy loads, sometimes hazardous materials. All of these factors must be monitored in order to keep other drivers safe on our roads.

Negligence is the Cause Of Many Trucking Accidents

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates safety. There are strict rules that trucking companies and drivers must follow in order to ensure that these giant trucks navigate our roads safely. If a trucking company or a driver wants to cut corners, for instance by ignoring required repairs and maintenance and passing a semi-truck for inspection when one or more brake pads need to be replaced, they have endangered every other driver on the road and they have violated their duty of care to maintain their truck in a safe operating condition, hence they have been negligent.

There are many different types of wrecks caused by negligence. If you have been injured after an accident with big rig or semi-truck, Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident attorneys will fight for the justice and financial compensation you deserve. We are on call around the clock to be at your side immediately. Call us now at 800-444-8888 to set up your free case review. We are here for you.

Elements of Negligence

In our justice system, nothing is real unless you can prove it. In order to prove negligence caused your horrific trucking accident in civil court, you must show that all four elements of negligence were contributing causes of the accident and your injuries:




How to Prove Negligence

In a civil court the standard of proof is defined as a “preponderance of the evidence” which is a legal term for “more likely than not (51%)”. In order to prove civil negligence you must show concrete proof that a person or entity — such as the trucking company or a driver — did something or failed to do something which caused the accident. Was it “more likely than not” that the truck driver was speeding or made a preventable driving move, which in turn caused your broken leg in the crash?

There are many things that could go wrong when operating a big truck. Maybe the company pressured drivers to meet unrealistic deadlines to deliver their loads, and the accident was caused by driver fatigue. Maybe the driver was speeding or carrying an oversized load without a permit or their load wasn’t secured properly, in violation of FMCSA rules.

In order to prove the case, you must obtain records, interview witnesses and gather all evidence. This may be difficult to do should you have little or no experience with these specific legal matters. If you are recovering from a serious injury and unable to work, you may not have the resources to pursue an investigation.

The trucking company does not have to give you access to their records, or to the Black Box recording that many trucks now have. In order to gain access to the evidence that will prove the driver or trucking company was negligent, you may have to file a civil lawsuit and demand the evidence during discovery.

You could trust the trucker or trucking company to admit they were to blame and the truck driver’s insurance company to offer you a fair settlement, or you can protect yourself and hire a law firm with experienced attorneys and investigators to:

  1. Gather the evidence necessary to prove exactly what happened;
  2. Analyze what happened and who is/are responsible, therefore liable;
  3. Demand the maximum settlement amount you are entitled to; or if needed
  4. File a case in civil court to obtain justice.

Negligence Lawsuit – Going to Court With A Truck Accident Law Firm

Civil litigation is time consuming and expensive. Juries can be unpredictable and have been known to award large amounts of money in punitive damages to punish wrongdoing and discourage others from behaving the same way. On the flip side, juries have also awarded nothing or nearly nothing in cases. Therefore, if you and your lawyers have prepared a strong case that is likely to win at trial, then it more likely that the insurance and/or trucking company will want to settle with you and offer you a fair dollar amount to cover all your losses, including:

A horrific trucking accident could leave you permanently disabled, and the amount of money you need to pay your bills and go forward could be huge. If you have an experienced truck accident law firm in your corner the insurance company will have the choice to either pony up the money or face a civil lawsuit.

In order to demand a fair and just settlement amount, your attorney will need to investigate and gather tangible evidence such as:

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How a Negligence Truck Accident Lawyer Fights For Your Case

Investigating truck accidents that involve grave injury, property damage, and death can be expensive –and you shouldn’t have to worry about that. We will bear the cost of filing a lawsuit for you so you can focus on healing and going forward with your life.

Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyers have been fighting for victims of truck accidents for decades. We have recovered over $1 billion dollars for our clients across the country.

We will represent you on a contingency fee basis–we don’t get paid until and unless we get you your money. We have a 99% success rate in obtaining fair settlements or jury awards for our clients nationwide.

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