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What to do after getting hit by a truck

On Behalf of | Jun 29, 2015 | Truck Accidents

If you or a loved one has been in a trucking accident, you understand the high damage toll that these types of accidents can take. This is due to the fact that trucks are large, fast, and heavy. When compared to an average car, a lot of damage can be done.

There are many different factors that have to be looked at when the court goes over your accident case. For example, not only does the state of the truck itself have to be inspected, but the state of the driver does as well. An accident could occur because the truck was not well maintained by the company. It could also happen if the driver was forced to drive too many hours. Being overworked and driving a large vehicle can be dangerous to anyone else on the road. The driver will usually also be checked to ensure that they were not driving while under the influence. In any case, a truck accident’s fault can lie with many different parties.

Then, you need to consider how to tackle this case in court. For example, you must consider whether or not multiple insurance claims will apply to your situation. The truck company may have insurance, as well as the owner of the freight, and the driver of the truck at the time of the accident. You may also need to deal with the driver’s log, in which case you will want to know if it’s accurate and can be used as evidence in court.

If you would like to read more about truck accidents and the many components that make one up, please visit the following link. It will take you to our web site, where you can learn more about the different aspects of a trucking accident and how it may impact you.

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