Big rigs and other large commercial vehicles often cause serious injury and even death to innocent drivers. Because of the tight industry requirements, some truck drivers engage in dangerous behavior to meet their deadlines. This puts other drivers at great risk. What your attorney knows or does not know can majorly impact your cases. Truck cases require diligence and fighting. You need representation from a firm who is prepared to do what is needed fast. Federal law only requires trucking companies “preserve” the wrecked vehicle for a limited amount of time. This is evidence which may strongly impact your settlement amount of likelihood of prevailing on your case. The insurance companies that represent truckers are accustomed to fighting, and you need someone on your side who is similarly ready.
These trucks are prone to accidents, and the other drivers are much more likely to suffer serious injury. To hold the trucking company and their insurance carrier responsible, you need an attorney that is willing to work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Whether a truck was speeding, following too closely, in violation of federal and state regulations, or simply logging too many hours on the road, at Bowman & Lewis, we will determine the cause of the accident, and do everything possible to ensure you recover for you or a loved one’s injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered traumatic injury or death due to the negligence of a large truck, please call Bowman & Lewis at (888) 674-5327 for your free initial case evaluation and consultation.