Traffic accidents involving commercial trucks cause thousands of injuries each year. The size and weight of commercial trucks leads to catastrophic odds for the passengers in smaller vehicles. One out of every eight highway-related deaths in the U.S. involves large commercial trucks.
According to the Department of Transportation, leading contributors to commercial truck accidents include:
Due to size disparities, collision between a commercial truck and passenger vehicle is likely to result in serious injuries and significant property damage.
Follow these general guideline surrounding your accident:
Although the trucking industry is regulated, there are many complicated state and federal laws that commercial truck companies can easily deny your claim because of a technicality. Most commercial trucks are covered by insurance policies that are usually valued at fifty-times the coverage of a passenger car.
Insurance companies that insure commercial trucks have a team of defense attorneys ready to respond to any accident to protect their interests. The same insurance companies also employ a team of investigators who are on call 24-hours a day that respond to an accident before the accident has cleared. There hope is to find a technicality to use in denying your claim.
Before the authorities have even left the accident, the trucking company and their insurance carrier are ready to fight. Therefore, you should be looking for an experienced team to help build your claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries by bringing a legal claim against the responsible parties. At The Cochran Firm, we will evaluate your claim at no charge. There is no obligation, and the consultation could make all the difference in your claim.
(Originally posted by The Cochran Firm Philadelphia)