CLAIMS AND LAWSUITS involving big rig accidents (Also known as 18 Wheelers or Tractor Trailer Rigs) are significantly different than the typical automobile accident case involving two or more passenger cars. Federal and State law heavily regulates the trucking industry. Both truck drivers and companies must abide by higher safety standards and keep detailed logs of their work and jobs. Generally, Big rig accidents often cause more damages in a vehicle accident, due to the huge difference in size and weight of that vehicle versus the usual typical passenger automobile driven by the general public. Not surprisingly, a disproportionate number of vehicular fatalities involve trucks. Accidents such as jackknifes and under-rides are unique to large vehicles such as big rigs.
If you are unlucky enough to have been involved in a big rig accident it is important to consult with a PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER who has knowledge of the trucking industry. Not every attorney who handles car accidents is prepared to take on trucking cases. Such Cases can be more drawn out and complicated. Such cases involve extremely aggressive defense in the litigation by insurance carriers who insure the driver, the company, and the manufacturer of the RIG. The Insurance Company may require the use of expert testimony that not all lawyers are prepared to make an investment. Make sure that you have only the best trucking accident lawyer to handle such a case.
If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a big rig accident, and it was not their fault contact the LAW OFFICES, STEFAN ROBERT PANCER, P.C. today for more information so you can make an intelligent decision as to whether you want to take on such a claim. If we are willing to “take on your case” we will stand up to the insurance industry, on your behalf, making sure you are compensated for your damages and injuries in your big rig accident claim.
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