Cases involving trucking accidents are different than a typical motor vehicle car accident case. The damage and injuries inflicted upon motorists in trucking accidents can be severe, often resulting in a catastrophic injury or death. The size and weight of tractor trailers are a significant contributing factor to the high fatality rate, as well as large blind spots, cell phone usage, texting, trucks not being adequately maintained, driver fatigue and, in some cases, the use of alcohol or drugs.
Obtaining through discovery the appropriate documents and materials from the defendant is crucial. There are many federal regulations governing the operation of tractor trailers and their drivers, as well as requirements for the creation of certain records and log books. These regulations and documentation may be vital to the prosecution of a trucking case. In some cases these documents may even contain a “smoking gun.”
We have relationships with highly regarded and well qualified experts (accident reconstructionists, engineers and physicians) who are used to assist in the prosecution of your case. The Law Offices of Kevin M. Siegel has represented victims of trucking accidents and understands the intricacies in prosecuting these cases in order to maximize your award.
Having a competent and aggressive attorney on your side to help you navigate the often confusing and overwhelming issues that arise after a truck or tractor trailer accident is vitally important. An attorney will serve as your advocate and can assist you in getting medical expenses paid by the proper party, getting your vehicle repaired quickly, helping you with insurance issues and, if necessary, filing a lawsuit to compensate you for your losses due to an accident.
If you or someone you know has been in a truck or tractor trailer accident or simply has questions you would like answered, contact an attorney from the Law Offices of Kevin M. Siegel today for a consultation. The initial consult is at no charge to you!