Trucking accidents are very different from regular motor vehicle accidents. An attorney who has handled thousands of car accident cases is not necessarily equipped or prepared to handle an accident in which a tractor trailer or commercial truck is involved. That is because special rules and regulations apply to truckers and trucking companies and their drivers, and it is imperative that an attorney handling trucking accidents be very familiar with those rules and understand how they apply to real life scenarios.
Attorney Robert Rouse has recovered millions of dollars for victims of trucking accidents, including obtaining one of the largest settlements in the state of North Carolina in 2009 for a single father who was rendered a quadriplegic after the commercial mower he was operating was struck by a tractor-trailer truck.
In addition to investigating liability in these cases differently from car accidents, insurance coverage for these claims is quite different from car accident cases. Careful investigation must first be done to reveal what caused the accident and then sources of insurance coverage must be examined to find all possible insurance coverage from an accident victim’s injuries and other damages. In addition to discovering all possible insurance available, an experienced personal injury attorney will examine what assets the trucking company has in the event that your damages exceed the available insurance limits.
Due to the weight and mass of trucks and tractor-trailers, a trucking accident can lead to very serious, traumatic injuries and death. Tractor-trailer injury victims often suffer from head injuries, brain injuries, memory loss, multiple broken bones, spine injuries, paralysis, and scarring. In addition to severe injuries, victims of tractor-trailer wrecks often also find themselves with terrible memories and emotional distress following such a catastrophic accident.
Large trucking companies immediately begin investigating accidents and attempting to protect their interests after one of their drivers is involved in an accident with injuries. Their lawyers and risk specialist will spring in to action to gather evidence that is favorable to them and attempt to discredit your claim. Many trucking companies have employees whose sole job is to minimize risk to the company – this too often means attempting to minimize the damages you may recover following a crash. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, you need someone who will ensure favorable evidence is preserved, a liability investigation is conducted with your interests in mind, and that all possible avenues of recovering money are explored.
If you are a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, you need to hire a law firm with the knowledge, skill and experience to ensure no stone is unturned in investigating the cause of the accident and what the trucking company or driver may have done to prevent the accident.
Attorney Robert Rouse is an experienced truck accident attorney who has recovered millions of dollars for victims of tractor-trailer accidents and other large commercial truck crashes. If you have been involved in a collision involving a commercial truck or tractor-trailer, contact the Law Offices of Robert D. Rouse, III, to speak with a lawyer about the facts of your case at no charge.