Living in modern society is often an exercise in trade-offs and mixed blessings. A significant example of this truism is embodied in the form of the 18-wheeler commercial truck. Without it much of our essentials and many conveniences that we count on having might not be available or be harder to come by. But in an instant of negligent driving, a big rig can become like an enraged elephant, easily trampling anyone unlucky enough to be in its path.
It's a matter of physics, specifically kinetic energy. A tractor-trailer weighing several tons and traveling at a high speed carries a mass and volume that dwarf what a passenger vehicle does, and any physical contest between the two is a decidedly unequal one.
Despite these odds, people do survive accidents with commercial trucks, only to frequently begin a long, painful, and arduous journey to a physical and emotional recovery that may never be truly complete. Truck accidents are notorious for the grievous injuries that they can inflict.
Having to deal with the insurer of the truck that caused the accident can make the road to recovery even more challenging. Trucking insurers have an earned reputation for presenting spirited defenses of their clients, because they know that if they are found liable for an accident then the financial consequences in the form of money damages can be substantial. Dealing with such insurers can make you feel like you are being crushed by another kind of heavyweight juggernaut.
The good news is, if you have been injured in an accident with a big rig, you do not need to pursue your legal remedies alone. Legal counsel is available. The better news is our law firm has combined attorney experience in dealing with truck accidents that spans decades.
We know how to investigate the facts of an accident and how to obtain evidence that can be crucial in making the strongest possible case for you in either settlement negotiations or trial if need be.
To learn more about how we can help you please visit our personal injury website where there is more information on trucking accidents and accidents involving other types of motor vehicles.