No one ever wants to be in an auto-collision. If you have ever witnessed a truck accident or been in one before, you would know that it can be extremely traumatic for the parties involved. If you get seriously injured, you might have to take time off work in order to recover. However, this can result in the worsening of your financial health. If this is the case, you would definitely benefit from getting compensation for the loss of your wage and the medical fees. It is very important that you hold the negligent party responsible for what they did and claim compensation from them. For people trying to get a truck accident claim settlement, one of the most worrying matters is how long it would take. That is why it is so important to get a competent truck accident lawyer to help you in the process of settling a claim settlement and securing compensation.
What is the Process like?
After a truck accident, there will always be a few parties that will investigate into the case to try and find out the details. The more the number of investigations, the longer the claim process will be. In most cases, the first party that will investigate into the happenings of the crash would be the police officer who responded to the call. After they have ensured that everyone is safe, and that injured individuals have been brought to seek medical help, they will take down the details of the accident. Some of these details include when and where the accident happened, any prior road conditions and also the extent to which the vehicles were damaged. However, the most extensive investigation would be the one with your lawyer. Typically, evidence regarding your driver details, sobriety tests and maintenance records will be collected. All you have to do is contact your attorney and they will do their best to prove that the truck accident was a result of the negligence of the other party.
Most of the time, trying to find out who is in the wrong during the accident is a very difficult process. However, working with professional attorneys would mean that they can help you to thoroughly investigate the parties involved and find out who the main cause was. As a truck driver, you need to understand that the chances of you initially being suspected as the person at fault. If you were under the influence of substances like alcohol or narcotics, you will be held accountable. On the other hand, if you were not responsible for the accident, the trucking company might be the party that will be charged with negligence.
In the case where cargo being transported by the truck was not properly loaded, the cargo packers could be held responsible for the accident if it has been proven that the collision was caused by the cargo. Your attorney will not only be able to find out who exactly is responsible, but they can link your injuries to the accident.
Disclaimer: Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.