Accidents cannot be prevented completely, especially when it comes to road transport. An accident involving an 18 wheeler is regarded as a matter of criminal and civil consequences and are applied differently from another kind of accidents.
A case involving an 18 wheeler accident is different from other kind of accidents and it also differs in terms of one 18 wheeler to another in terms of the legal representation required and the kind of compensation you would receive. The use of lawyers to legally represent you in the court of law helps you to get the compensation you need to receive, get healed and start living again because it is not very easy to win this kind of a case. The fact that you have a lawyer does not guarantee that you will get the compensation you need since this kind of accidents are so different and therefore needs different representation hence you should be aware of your legal options before selecting someone to represent you.
Cases involving 18 wheeler accidents are very complicated because there different parties to deal with which includes the truck driver and the truck owner and sometimes third parties if the owner of the truck is not the owner of the trailers and cargos. Since the truck company has to hire the driver, the two are separate entities and the laws of the state applies to them differently and different from the third parties involved hence you should have the basic knowledge of who is the truck company, truck driver, the cargo owner and any other information relating to the 18 wheeler. An 18 wheeler crash has a wide range of consequences which should be outlined during negotiations for compensation and court hearing and whether the truck was following the rules and if not, which rule was violated to cause the crash.
The most important regulations that the 18 wheeler should observe includes the driver having the commercial driving license, the truck driver should take timely and adequate breaks and rests in accordance to the law and also the truck should have the air brakes system which should meet the requirements of the law.
It is very unfair when you are bribed with a small offer to get the case out of court after your life has been interrupted and your attorney allows you to take the small offer.
It is worth considering the number of physical injuries you have received from the accident before determining the method of settling that accident. Since the insurance company has to pay for your medical bill and any wages that you should have received if you were working, but you cannot receive in the process of recovering from the accident, you should also put them into consideration. It is worth putting all the stress you are going through to the table because maybe you cannot sleep because of pain or maybe you lost your companion and got compensated.
Having a skilled and experienced attorney can help you get your compensation for suffering that you never deserved.