Why a Trucking Accident Is a Big Deal
When a large vehicle hits a smaller one, it’s a good bet that the smaller vehicle will lose and lose big. In a trucking accident, the passengers in the car or passenger truck are at a higher risk of incurring permanent injury, much more so than in accidents involving two passenger vehicles. Thankfully, in 2015 statistics compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, only 1% of accidents involving commercial trucks resulted in death, and 20% resulted in injury. If you are part of those statistics, however, your injury needs to be addressed.
Higher Risk Means Higher Compensation
Commercial vehicles usually carry higher insurance limits than passenger vehicles. That means there is more money available to cover your medical bills and personal property damage. Unfortunately, if you rely on your insurance company to get that compensation, you are probably doing yourself a disservice. Working with a personal injury attorney who understands how the system works is your best bet to gain a settlement that’s appropriate.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Helps
When you retain me as the attorney to take on your case, you’re also getting years of experience. I know exactly what to expect when it comes to a trucking accident, and I will fight for you. Perhaps we will get a settlement through the insurance company, or perhaps we’ll need to take the case to court; either way, you have my 100% commitment.
I review each case individually, and I advocate for you in negotiations and, if necessary, in court. Contact me now.