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Truck Accidents: Navigating Complex Legal Terrain for Maximum Compensation

Trucks are large vehicles that play a major role in American e-commerce. Like any other vehicle, they are prone to being in collisions. According to NPR, over 40,000 Americans die on the roads annually. If you get into an accident while driving a truck, you should seek the support of truck accident law firms to help you get due compensation. Here are ways your lawyer helps clients navigate this process.

Determining Liability and Negligence

One of the first things truck accident law firms assist with is determining who is liable in the situation. There may be multiple parties at fault. The company may be in trouble for not properly maintaining and inspecting their vehicles. The truck driver may also be in question if they fell asleep at the wheel, were driving under the influence, or were violating traffic laws by speeding. Your lawyer should be able to rule or explain your part in the accident.

Gathering Evidence

These legal professionals work hard to deconstruct the cause of the accident by contacting law enforcement and witnesses, gathering video footage, scrutinizing electronic devices, and recording systems. Your lawyer may interview several witnesses to ensure their statement matches up with the events leading to the accident. They may gather maintenance records on the truck to see if upkeep was lacking, like cutting corners with repairs and violating industry compliance regulations. Attorneys also check whether or not the driver falling asleep was due to a violation of over-scheduling.

Conducting Skillful Negotiation

Just because a case goes to litigation, doesn’t mean it must go to court. Many of these cases can be settled by way of mediation. Even when a case settles out of the court system, skillful negotiations by your truck accident lawyer are essential. These negotiations take place with insurance companies who may hesitate to give a driver a payout without legal representation. They may also negotiate with the defense attorneys representing the truck company.

As you can see, experienced truck accident law firms do intensive work so that clients receive proper compensation after a truck accident. If you’re in such a scenario, you don’t have to go through this alone. Contact The Capital Law Firm today for a consultation. Our experts go above and beyond to protect our clients.

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