Lawsuits involving big rig accidents are significantly different than the typical automobile accident case. Federal and state law heavily regulates the trucking industry. Both truck drivers and companies must abide by significantly higher safety standards and keep detailed logs of their work. Big rig accidents often cause more damage because of the huge difference in size and weight of the vehicle. 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 have been involved in a big rig accident it is important to consult with a personal injury lawyer who has knowledge of the truck industry in particular. Not every attorney who handles car accidents is prepared to take on trucking cases, which can be more drawn out and complicated. Such cases involve extremely aggressive litigating by insurance carriers who insure the driver, the company and the manufacturer. They also may require the use of expert testimony that not all lawyers are prepared to invest in. 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. We stand up to the insurance industry, on your behalf, making sure you are compensated for your damages and injuries in your big rig accident case.
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