There is a huge difference between the size of a car and a commercial vehicle. When the two collide, a tractor trailer can easily crush smaller vehicles and the people inside can suffer catastrophic injuries.
This is a little like what it can feel like when truck accident victims try to hold the trucker or trucking company accountable for a crash. Large companies often have extensive means and resources that individuals do not and they can use these things to overpower victims and try to avoid taking any responsibility for their actions.
For example, trucking companies may try to delay legal proceedings in the hopes that victims will get so frustrated they drop their claim and give up. Some parties will spend an enormous amount of time, energy and money trying to shift the blame onto other parties, including the victims. There have also been situations in which truckers manipulate a log book or a company tries to cover up negligent hiring practices in order to escape liability.
As an individual, these tactics can be enormously difficult to deal with. Further, it can be very intimidating to try and negotiate with insurance companies or trucking companies that may be much more familiar with trucking regulations as well as state and federal laws.
Thankfully, you do not have to go up against all these obstacles alone. You can work a personal injury attorney who has the background and experience you may not. With a legal representative by your side, you can stand up for yourself and fight for the compensation and accountability you may deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck crash, you can visit our law firm’s website to learn more about how we have helped others in this situation and how we may be able to help you.