Accidents involving trucks or 18-wheelers can be very scary and damaging. That’s why commercial truck drivers are held to stricter driving regulations than the average driver. When they disregard these rules or drive tired, the consequences can be deadly. We help clients who have been injured by negligent drivers get the compensation they deserve following a truck accident.
Commercial Insurance Companies
If you’ve sustained injuries in a truck accident, chances are we’ll be dealing with a large corporate insurance agency that does everything it can to prevent personal injury claim payouts. These adjusters will try tactics to reduce the amount of compensation you receive by offering low, early settlements or tricking you into admitting fault. This is why we encourage you to hire a tough and experienced attorney who knows how to hold insurance companies accountable.
Modified Comparative Negligence
You may recover compensation from any party that is found to be more responsible (e.g. at fault) than you are for a truck accident, but the amount of compensation to which you’re entitled will be reduced by a percentage proportionate to your own liability. Additionally, if it can be proven that you were 50% (or more) responsible for the accident, you are not legally entitled to any damages whatsoever. Attorney Tom Cain is very skilled in proving you did not contribute to the accident that occurred.