Commercial trucks are arguably the most dangerous vehicles on the road. With weights that can exceed 80,000 pounds, large trucks can be deadly when they collide with smaller and lighter vehicles. If you survived a truck accident, you likely have serious to catastrophic injuries. You may also have lost a loved one in an 18-wheeler accident in Tempe, Arizona. In these situations, trust a lawyer to help you seek fair financial compensation from the at-fault party. Contact David Shapiro Law, PLLC for a free consultation with a local truck accident attorney.
A truck accident insurance claim will look different from your standard car accident claim. Rather than going up against the other driver involved in the crash, you may be on the other side of a claim with a rich and powerful trucking company. It can be difficult to handle this type of claim without an attorney’s assistance. If you hire a truck accident lawyer, however, you will have better odds of motivating the trucking company’s insurance provider to offer fair compensation. Your lawyer can use aggressive legal tactics to negotiate with the insurance provider while you focus on medical care.
Most truck accidents are not accidents at all. They are incidents that would have been prevented had one or more parties fulfilled their duties of care. The duty of care of a trucking company includes maintaining safe fleets and hiring properly trained and licensed drivers. A truck driver’s duties of care include paying attention to the road, obeying traffic rules, and following federal laws. If any party involved in the transportation of the cargo was negligent and this caused the trucking accident, that party may have to pay for your damages.
Grounds to bring a claim to damages against a trucking company or another at-fault party depend on whether you have evidence proving the four required elements. You or your truck accident lawyer will need to demonstrate the defendant’s fault for the crash as more likely to be true than not true. This takes proof of a duty of care, breach, causation, and damages. Evidence against a defendant could take the form of a police report, the truck’s black box, eyewitness accounts, medical documents, crash reconstruction, or expert testimony.
It can be much easier to prove your case and obtain fair compensation when you hire a lawyer for assistance. Your lawyer can take immediate steps toward building your claim, such as issuing evidence preservation orders for the truck’s black box and driver’s employment or cellphone records. Your lawyer can help you gather pertinent information to build your case. Then, your lawyer can go up against the correct defendant in pursuit of maximum compensation on your behalf.
With assistance from David Shapiro and his associates, you may be able to secure full financial compensation for your past and future losses after a truck accident. A settlement or jury verdict could include amounts to cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, losses of income, legal fees, and more. We can talk about the potential value of your lawsuit during a free consultation at our conveniently located office in Tempe, Arizona today. Call (480) 300-5405 or contact us online to schedule your meeting with one of our attorneys. We respond to calls 24/7.
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