Tractor-trailers and fleet vehicles are a typical sight on U.S. roadways and freeways. Although common, these vehicles pose very real risk to other drivers. An accident with a commercial truck involves a far more serious potential for chronic damage, extensive injury, or death. A crash of this nature may involve multiple cars, and complex litigation if the claim goes to court. It is crucial to understand that a commercial trucking accident is very unlike a typical accident involving two or more passenger cars. The effects of this type of accident can be life altering.
Fleet companies and commercial freight carriers are required to be insured to cover damages in the event of an accident. Fleet operators may only carry the minimum amount of coverage required by state and federal mandates. In addition to complex liability laws involved in trucking injuries, the registration, upkeep, and garaging of freight trucks makes negotiating a claim in a trucking accident more involved than a non-commercial crash. Unlike a common car accident, with a commercial trucking operation there is a complex structure of supervision, records keeping, and logging. Federal rules and state requirements are complex, and should be navigated by a qualified professional.
Should you be injured in a crash with a freight truck or service vehicle, it is recommended to contact a lawyer as promptly as possible. Your lawyer can assist you in gaining access to records, credentials of trucks and operators, and the conservation of evidence, which may otherwise be destroyed, should you neglect to act promptly. Without the collection and conservation of evidence, you may not have sufficient data to file a solid claim for accidental injury and damages. Time is of the essence when seeking compensation after a trucking or commercial vehicle wreck.
If you have been injured in an Atlanta trucking accident or a Savannah trucking accident, call Ty Wilson at 1-866-937-5454. Ty will not only help you to navigate your claim but also provide education along the way. Ty has authored several books and reports that can be ordered at tywilsonlaw.com or by calling 1-888-689-5224.