Semi-truck drivers are every where and they are a potential driving hazard to us all. Semi-trucks poise the similar dangers that a motorcycle driver faces when struck by a car, that a car struck by a semi-truck faces. Semi-trucks are very large heavy vehicles that could easily crush a small passenger car or flip the car over a guard rail.
Therefore, if you are involved in a semi-truck accident, you have most likely suffered from a serious injury such as the following:
These type of accidents can be caused by many factors including the semi-truck driver falling asleep at the wheel. National Standards have been established that require drivers to take breaks and document their breaks every couple of hours to avoid falling asleep at the wheel or driving half asleep. These logs must be meticulously documented and followed or the driver and business could face very severe penalties and fines.
Semi-Truck drivers and their business are responsible for your injuries. This is very important to understand because sometimes the insurance company will argue that the individual and not the company are liable for your injuries, which could leave you with nothing if you are not keen to their ways and know the law.
Semi-Truck accidents also come with the obstacle of dealing with Semi-Truck companies that have their own investigative teams and large insurance companies who respond to the scene immediately. These investigative units will aggressively try to pressure you into saying something that you do not mean while you are in a state of shock. This is why you need a trained Seattle personal injury lawyer to represent you and spin these possible statements in your favor with rules of evidence and explaining the situation to the juries.
If you have been involved in a semi-truck accident, please call a personal injury attorney at Andrew Cherin, Attorney at Law today at (206) 850-6716 to schedule your free consultation today. You don't need to have these large medical bills looming over your head with insurance companies trying to pressure you into settling for much less than you deserve. Contact us today and let us tell you what your options of paying medical bills are and maximize your case value.
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