Navigating a truck accident claim is no easy task. Unlike ordinary car accident claims, there is a high likelihood of legal and factual complexities that can complicate or prolong the claims process.
As a truck accident victim, it helps to understand and anticipate the potential obstacles that may arise in your pursuit of compensation for the damages suffered. Below are some of the challenges you may be faced with.
The involvement of multiple parties
Truck accidents often involve several potentially liable parties, including the driver, trucking company, owner of the cargo and maintenance provider. Each party may have different insurance policies, levels of liability and legal representation — making it more difficult to determine who is at fault and to what extent.
The need for specialized knowledge
Truck collisions often involve complex issues such as federal regulations, industry standards and technological factors. Not everyone is conversant with the legal and technical intricacies of truck accident claims, yet they play a significant role in the settlement process.
Proving your damages
Truck crashes often result in catastrophic injuries that can lead to long-term or permanent disability. The costs of medical treatment, rehabilitation and ongoing care can be astronomical. That’s in addition to other damages such as pain and suffering, a reduced quality of life and a diminished earning capacity.
Gathering relevant evidence to prove some of these damages is no walk in the park. On top of that, the high stakes involved mean you will likely face off with insurance companies out to protect their business interests.
Protect your legal rights after a truck accident
Pursuing a claim can seem daunting, and you may feel overwhelmed or resign to fate due to the hurdles in your way. However, getting the compensation you deserve after a truck accident is not a long shot if you have experienced legal representation looking out for your rights and interests.