If you have been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer or semi-truck, then you may be left with devastating injuries and debilitating pain. In addition, you may be facing a mountain of medical bills that seems impossible to pay off. Luckily, you don’t have to face this trauma alone.
The legal team at Litster Frost Injury Lawyers is dedicated to helping you obtain compensation for your suffering. While no amount of money can take away the pain you are experiencing, compensation can help alleviate some of the financial stress that follows a truck accident.
Liability in a Truck Accident
When you are involved in a truck accident, one of the first questions a personal injury lawyer will seek an answer to is who is liable for the accident. In some cases, the trucking company can be liable for injuries caused by an accident depending on the circumstances. A truck accident may have multiple parties who are liable for several reasons.
If the driver was distracted in some way, they could be a liable party. Additionally, if the tractor-trailer was not maintained on a regular basis, both the truck driver and the trucking company could be liable for negligence. Determining liability is a very tricky process that often requires the expertise of a team of attorneys who understand the ins and outs of building a truck accident case.
What Does the Litigation Process Look Like?
The litigation process following a truck accident is not unlike that of a car accident but often takes more time. The process starts with:
• Documenting the accident, if possible
• Getting a police report
• Seeking medical attention
Additionally, it will need to be proven that you were not at fault in your accident.
An attorney will work to establish that you are not liable for your accident, and will also compile driving history, driving records, logs, and other information for both the truck driver and the company to determine liability. Liability can be influenced by the intent of the truck driver while on the road, their conduct while employed with the company, the work which they were hired to do, and whether they have been involved in any other accidents.
An attorney will also research the trucking company to determine whether they have established and maintained proper safety standards when hiring truckers and maintaining their vehicles. Route schedules also come into question to ensure that the truck driver was following company protocols and taking appropriate safety measures.
All of these factors and more play a role in determining liability and settling your claim. An experienced attorney can help wade through all of this evidence to build your case.
Injured in a Truck Accident? Call Us Today
Truck accidents are not typical cases, and each case has its own set of circumstances. Litster Frost’s experienced personal injury team can assist in uncovering each and every piece of evidence to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
We will work with you to determine the steps necessary to file an action against an at-fault truck driver or trucking company, all while ensuring that your rights are protected at all times. We understand how serious trucking accidents can be, and how time-sensitive and critical it is to have financial compensation to help pay for accumulating medical bills and restore your quality of life as soon as possible.
Pursuing fair compensation from insurance companies or a personal injury lawsuit for a truck accident can be a confusing process, but you don’t have to go up against a trucker or their company alone.
Litster Frost has served Nampa, Idaho, and surrounding areas with knowledge and compassion. To speak with an attorney in-depth about your accident, contact the team at Litster Frost by filling out an online case evaluation form or calling (208) 333-3333 today.
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Comparative Negligence Rule
COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE RULE
Idaho follows the comparative negligence rule, which means that a court will look at both parties’ actions and level of fault in the case of a motorcycle accident.
Even if you were both driving irresponsibly, if the other driver was driving more carelessly, then you may still have a case. It’s important to recognize, however, that any fault on your part will limit the amount of damages which you can receive.
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