Why You Need a Lawyer after a Semi-Truck Wreck
Often, wrecks seem like they’re pretty straightforward. You crash, swap insurance information, insurance pays out, and get back to living your life. That certainly works in many situations, usually when there are no injuries. But being involved in a semi-truck accident, there’s more to consider.
Let’s look at what the Car Crash Captain has to say about these wrecks and what you need to consider if you, or a loved one, are involved in a crash with a big rig.
Liability with a Truck Wreck is Complex
When you’re involved in a wreck with another passenger vehicle, liability is usually a bit more straightforward – whoever is operating the vehicle is almost always the one held liable. Considering semi-truck accidents, liability is a bit more complex.
Without getting too deep into the weeds, since we have written about third-party liability before, we will leave it with a question: Do you know who might be at fault after a semi-truck accident?
There is Often Hidden Evidence
Hidden evidence doesn’t necessarily mean the evidence was intentionally hidden or covered up. Although, that does happen. In this sense, it means there’s a whole bunch of evidence that most people wouldn’t consider looking for. Trucking companies understand the risks and know how likely their drivers are to be involved in wrecks. They (or their lawyers) also know what to look for to help disprove your claim so they don’t look like the bad guy.
Do you know who else knows what to look for after semi-truck accidents? Yep, your Texas personal injury lawyer.
Federal Regulations Create Specific Rules
Speaking of liability, some of that comes down to the government’s regulations on semi-truck drivers. These vehicles are big, and if operated poorly, they are dangerous. Without scrutinizing the websites that outline drive hours, maintenance standards, load securing, and licensing – would you know what to look for to show the semi-truck driver wasn’t following regulations?
Emotional and Psychological Trauma will Endure
Many people will fail to consider some aspects of semi-truck accidents – actually, it’s an aspect of almost all wrecks. Psychological and emotional injuries will last longer than you realize. Most insurance companies are counting on the fact that you won’t even consider them. Damaged vehicle? Easy to calculate the costs. Missed work and medical bills? Also easy. Ongoing PTSD, anxiety, depression, and a crippling inability to drive on the highways around semi-trucks… how do you factor that into your claim?
A good Texas lawyer, like those from Herbert Law Group, knows how to do all of that. You can relax, rest, and recover while your attorney figures out the complex legal stuff.
Herbert Law Group Knows Semi-Truck Accidents
By now, you get it: you need a lawyer after a semi-truck accident. And that’s exactly why Herbert Law Group is here. Semi-truck accidents are tricky, they’re complex, and dealing with insurance is the last thing you want to do when you’re trying to recover from injuries.