Important aspects of a trucking crash claim

On Behalf of | May 10, 2022 | Commercial Trucking Accidents

There are several features of a trucking crash claim that make them different from other claims. First, collisions involving trucks tend to result in deadly injuries, especially to the smaller car occupants. As a result, the settlement package of these crashes can add up to a significant amount. In addition, there could be several liable parties.

Therefore, it is necessary to handle your claim with care and ensure you get adequately compensated for the injuries suffered in a trucking crash. Here are some crucial elements of the claim.

Establishing fault

Did an intoxicated or fatigued driver cause the crash? Was the crash a result of an improperly secured load? In a trucking crash, multiple parties may be involved. They include:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • Loading crews, in some cases

Establishing fault is crucial to your claim since it will help hold the responsible party accountable. If they breached the duty of care they owed you and others on the road, it could be negligence, for which they ought to compensate you.

However, it may not be so straightforward. Liability may be shared among the parties. Often, each tries to shift in onto others.

Proving your damages

You might suffer catastrophic injuries, but it will not be possible to get the settlement you deserve if you cannot prove your damages. Showing how the crash has impacted your life, both economically and non-economically, will help you correctly value your claim and recover the amount of compensation that covers all the damages suffered.

Getting the help you need

Things may get complicated ahead given that you will likely be dealing with big insurance companies out to protect their interests. Therefore, it is advisable to seek legal assistance with the claims process. It will help you safeguard your rights and see that justice is served.



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