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While all automobile accidents have the potential to be devastating, unfortunately accidents involving big rig trucks are especially likely to result in serious injuries. As an added obstacle, these auto accident cases involve more than just drivers. Because big rigs are generally associated with commercial businesses or trucking companies, these cases involve additional players that are likely to be armed with a full legal team.

Due to the increased severity of these accidents and the complexity of the legal outlook, it’s especially important to understand the details of a big rig case and hire a big rig accident attorney.

Causes of Big Rig Accidents

Understanding common causes of big rig accidents can help you better understand your case and work with your big rig accident attorney toward the settlement you deserve. The most common causes include:

  • Distracted driving, including texting while driving
  • Fatigue
  • Violation of federal hours of service rules
  • Driving under the influence, including prescription drugs
  • Improper training
  • Improperly loaded or overloaded cargo
  • Vehicle defects such as brake problems
  • Aggressive driving and tailgating

If you’re involved in an accident with a big rig, wait for the police and the EMS to arrive. If you can, take photographs of the scene and write down the names and phone numbers of any eyewitnesses on the scene. Remove personal property from your vehicle if it is damaged to the point of needing a tow. Do not refuse medical care, and keep any receipts, records and statements that can help prove the extent of your injuries as a result of the accident. All these details can be helpful evidence later on.

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Responsible Parties

While most automobile accident claims will likely only involve the drivers and their insurance companies, big rig accidents often involve additional parties such as the owner of the trailer or truck, the manufacturers of the big rig, or the company employing the big rig driver. Truck drivers themselves have a duty of care to obey traffic laws and pay close attention to their vehicle. Failing to do so qualifies as negligence.

With a variety of important players involved in a big rig accident, it can be confusing to determine how to file a claim. An experienced big rig accident attorney like Peterford Law can help identify negligent parties and accurately file the claim to get you the settlement you need and deserve.

Possible Damages in Big Rig Accident Settlements

Due to the severity of the injuries often associated with big rig accidents, settlements can result in millions of dollars for the victim. However, the insurance companies involved won’t hand a settlement over easily. Having the help of a qualified big rig accident attorney can be a truly life-changing choice. Proving the negligence of the big rig driver, manufacturer or employer is crucial in getting you a settlement.

Damages that can be included on a big rig accident claim include:

  • Medical bills or expenses, including future medical costs
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Wrongful death
  • Lost wages, including future lost income due to inability to work
  • Psychological and emotional trauma

The amount involved in a big rig accident settlement will depend on the degree of negligence of all involved parties, the severity of the injuries sustained, and how much these injuries impact the victim’s everyday life and career.

When to Hire a Big Rig Accident Attorney

Going up against insurance companies is no small feat, and the insurance companies behind big rig accidents are accustomed to avoiding paying out large settlements as a result of big rig accidents. That’s why you need an established and compassionate big rig accident attorney who’s committed to getting you the settlement you deserve. Proving negligence can be a tricky ordeal, but Peterford Law is relentless in earning clients the settlement they’re entitled to.

If you’ve been in a big rig accident, you’re already facing a tough road ahead. Don’t face the process of filing a claim alone — there is truly too much at stake to gamble. Give yourself the means to heal and recover by hiring the most qualified and hard-working big rig attorney in the area.

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