If you’ve been in a Dallas car accident involving a big rig, you have a special situation on your hands. Most individual drivers that may cause you injury will have to find their own representation and will likely not be that well-defended. A trucking company, however, is likely to have attorneys available to defend their interests and may well be very difficult to deal with. You’ll need an attorney who’s experienced with handling these cases. Dealing with large companies can be intimidating, unless you have an experienced attorney at your side.
A truck accident lawyer will have knowledge of what the trucking company was supposed to have done in regard to safety. Many accidents that involve big rigs are caused by drivers who were overworked or by equipment that was not maintained. There are standards for both. Drivers are required to be given adequate time out of their vehicles for rest between driving shifts and the equipment used by any trucking company is subject to strict safety regulations. If the trucking company was not keeping up with these obligations, your attorney will be able to find out.
A vehicle accident attorney who has experience with these cases will likely have seen plenty of instances where the victim is offered a payoff by the company that caused the wreck. In some cases, they may show up with a check that seems quite generous. Most often, you can be certain that they’re simply trying to minimize their losses due to the wreck by giving you a check that is less than they believe you could get. Be sure to consult with an attorney before you take any payment from such a company. If they’re offering money, it may be because they know they’re liable for damages.
A big rig crash, unfortunately, oftentimes results in deaths. These vehicles weigh as much as several passenger cars and they can go out of control if the driver isn’t up to the task of driving them safely. If this has occurred, you can seek the services of a wrongful death attorney. There’s no reason that any family should be left unaided after they’ve endured such a loss, and an attorney can make sure that you have a chance at receiving financial compensation. You’ll have to consult with one to find out and consultations are oftentimes offered for free.
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