Accidents involving large trucks or 18-wheelers are often tragic. Injuries from crashes with trucks can range from very serious to catastrophic, or even death. A commercial truck weighs about 40 tons or 80,000 pounds. In comparison, a car may weigh approximately 5,000 pounds. A collision between a truck and a smaller vehicle can cause devastating injuries and damages.
After a crash involving a large truck, you might have many questions like: What do you do about your injuries? Who is responsible for the accident? What about insurance? Who is going to pay for medical bills? Should you call a lawyer?
A crash involving a large truck is complex. Often determining fault and liability for the accident is more complicated than in accidents involving only passenger vehicles. For anyone attempting to navigate the aftermath of a collision with a truck, calling a lawyer is the best option.
Truck accidents can involve many named defendants, including the trucker, the trucking company, the maintenance mechanic, the truck’s owner, the trailer owner, the owner of the load on the trailer, and so forth. Additionally, there are usually multi-jurisdictional issues since the trucking company may be in another state than where the collision took place. Trucking crashes can be a nightmare of confusion and the one source of reliable information and support is a tenacious and experienced truck accident attorney, like the ones at Hessig & Pohl.
Do not attempt to deal with insurance companies on your own. You would lose out on fair and equitable compensation during settlement negotiations or in a court case. Insurance companies’ primary goal in any truck collision is to reduce, diminish or deny a claim.
At Hessig & Pohl, we understand the losses after an accident. You may be experiencing pain and suffering in addition to lost wages, and you may also be seriously, permanently impaired. Hessig & Pohl takes a comprehensive approach to accident investigation by gathering evidence quickly to support your case. We work with a team of professionals to protect your rights and obtain an equitable and fair settlement. Call us today for your free consultation at (502) 777-1111.