If you have ever been involved in a vehicular accident with someone driving a large 18-wheeler, then you know how difficult the process becomes following the accident. Usually the driver of the tractor-trailer is from out of town and the company they work for is also based in another region.
Unfortunately, there are many complexities dealing with a serious Tennessee truck accident. Sometimes it is difficult to determine which insurance policy will actually be covering the truck driver after an accident occurs. For this reason, you should contact an attorney who routinely deals with truck accidents. It is also important to find all the corresponding insurance that will end up protecting the victim of the accident.
Truck drivers are usually contracted by multiple companies and the insurance policies for each of these companies are usually vastly different. Simply finding the auto insurance policy for the truck driver can be a daunting task. Looking at the background history of the trucking line can also be helpful to determine how safe their drivers really are and if they have any lawsuits against them in their previous history.
There are a few things you can do immediately following an accident that can help you when the time comes to consider your legal options. You should also ask the driver if he has ever been involved in a serious truck accident before. Another good question to ask is whether the trucking company has a set of safety standards and how closely they are adhered to.
A good truck accident attorney will also look into the company’s hiring policy, safety regulations, training of the driver, compensation of the driver, and how many hours he has been driving leading up to the accident. Many times, a deposition is required to gain access to the information from the trucking company.
If you would like to find some information for yourself about the particular company, you can always use the Internet to do a little investigative research. Simply visit their website or other review sites that could possibly give you insights into how they run their business. Truck accident injuries are usually severe or even result in death because of the sheer size and force of the trucks colliding with smaller vehicles. It is vital that you receive your proper medical expenses and any other compensation that you deserve.
Don’t let the trucking company get away with negligence; make sure that you do everything within your power to strengthen your case against the trucking company. For more information, visit our areas of practice or call The Chiozza Law Firm at 901-526-9494 to discuss your matter in detail.