During the span of your lifetime, you may be involved in a few car accidents. Hopefully most are fender benders and no real harm is done.
For most of us, those accidents will happen with another car or regular size truck. But sometimes, accidents occur with the large tractor trailer trucks and you should know just how different those cases can be.
First, let’s discuss the advantages a tractor trailer driver may have over the average automobile driver with whom you may get into an accident. Typically, a tractor trailer driver is someone who drives for a trucking company. This company pays the driver for his work and covers his insurance for the truck.
Since the trucking company is the employer of the driver, it can be held responsible for any accidents the driver causes, and as such, he has many resources available to him in the event an accident occurs. A truck driver is usually equipped with some type of accident kit. This may include an onboard camera, accident report slips and even a direct connection with an insurance agent the moment the accident occurs.
With all of these advantages, the trucking company is looking for any way to show it was not at fault for the accident and you were. They have immediate video of what took place, they are able to question witnesses quickly and can typically have a safety officer or an attorney at the scene of the accident before the police even report to it. However, this does not mean you cannot prove the driver was at fault. If the driver was negligent and caused your injuries, we will prove your case and seek compensation for your injuries. We deal with trucking accidents every day, and we’re looking forward to helping you and your family.