When you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck, the personal injury lawsuit process is really different than when you are involved in an accident with another personal vehicle.
1. Commercial Truck Are Regulated Industries
When you get into an accident with a truck, you are dealing with a commercial vehicle that is part of a very regulated industry. Trucking companies are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as well as state regulations. These regulations are designed to help ensure that trucks and truck drivers are safe when they are on the road.
Any lawyer who works with you to pursue a lawsuit against a trucking company has to understand the trucking industry. They have to understand the ins and outs of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to determine where the trucking company and the truck driver failed to follow these regulations. You have to go after the trucking industry regulations and rules in order to pursue a car accident lawsuit against a commercial ruck.
2. Commercial Trucking Companies Have Experienced Lawyers
Next, when you pursue a personal injury lawsuit against a trucking company, you are not going against a team of inexperienced lawyers. Most trucking companies will have an experienced team of lawyers who know how to handle and fight car accident lawsuits and who are able to fight against any lawsuit that you bring against them. They will know if your attorney is actually going to take your case to trial or if you are just looking to get a shake at a fair settlement offer. You need an experienced lawyer to go against the team of lawyers that the trucking company will bring to the table.
3. Commercial Trucking Lawsuits Require Experienced Attorneys
If you were in an accident with a commercial truck, you need to do more than just hire a run-of-the-mill personal injury attorney. You need to hire an attorney who specifically works with commercial truck cases. They need to understand the commercial truck industry and regulations. They need to be prepared to bring on board experts to testify, such as liability experts, medical experts, and truck experts. This will show the truck company law team that your lawyer is not looking for a simple settlement, but is actually willing to take the case all the way to trial. The more detailed your defense is, the more serious your lawsuit will be taken.
When you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck, and you want to bring a lawsuit against the trucking company, or even just get adequate compensation, you need an attorney like Carl L. Britt, Jr. by your side who will be able to help you fight for just compensation.