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Financially Surviving a Truck Wreck

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 31st, 2010

A truck wreck can cause very severe injuries. The size of a big rig, especially when it’s loaded, means that nothing short of a concrete barrier or a landscape feature is likely to survive an impact with one of these vehicles. If you’ve been in one of these accidents, you’re likely facing very high medical bills and a lot of pain and suffering. There are specific responsibilities that trucking companies have and, with the help of a good lawyer, you may be able to hold them to those responsibilities financially.

A truck is legally required to be in safe working order. Some companies cut corners by not providing safe equipment for their drivers. The results are oftentimes tragic. In some cases, you may be seeking a wrongful death lawyer because of the devastation caused by these accidents. Even if the situation didn’t get that severe, you still may want to seek compensation. There are good reasons to do so. If you weren’t responsible for the injuries you sustained, there’s no reason that you should have to foot the bills that result from the incident. A lawyer may well be able to help you.

Whether or not you have a case will be largely dependent upon whether or not the trucker or trucking company shirked their responsibilities. There are some responsibilities they have that you may not be aware of. For instance, a trucker has to be afforded adequate rest by their company. Numerous companies don’t hold to this responsibility and there are actually a lot of truckers out there who are overworked and falling asleep at the wheel. This is obviously a very dangerous situation for everyone on the road. If the vehicle wasn’t in good repair, you may also have a case.

Filing a lawsuit over a big rig crash is sometimes a bit intimidating. The companies involved almost always have lawyers. If you have one of your own, the intimidation is not at all a problem. Lawyers know that the law is the determining factor in whose responsible, not who can afford the best representation. Some lawyers will even work on contingency, which allows you to pursue your case without having to pay any upfront fees. This means that you don’t need money to pursue your case and you still get legal representation that is effective, compassionate and dedicated to arguing your case.