Truck accidents are more severe than the normal car accidents. The severity is more whether you are:-
- The truck driver
- Driver of another vehicle
- A bicyclist
- A Pedestrian
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You have every right to file for the compensation and claim for your rights. You have the right to file complaint even at instances when you are partially at fault.
Accidents on road need special lawyers/ professionals to deal with the case. This is because there are little things that need to be taken care of.
Partially at fault
Yes! You read right. You may file a complaint even when you are partially at fault. There are certain states that treat each party equally. There is one theory of comparative negligence. The fault is allocated equally. It can also be dependent on the contribution to the negligence level that caused the accident.
Deciding who is at fault!
Usually, you as a sufferer may not know the details of all the parties that were a part of the accident. It is natural. Such instances do make the judgment tougher, to be able to decide, whose fault was it anyways. If a conclusion cannot be reached, how the compensation will get paid to the sufferer(s)?
Yes, the commonly held responsible person is the driver, who was driving the vehicle and not pedestrians. Yet, the accident could be the result of ignorance of multiple parties. Some ‘parties’ that are not visible are:-
- Car/ vehicle making companies
- Trucking company
- Government entities
If a situation like this arises, a professional lawyer will help you. This help will help you get the compensation you genuinely deserve.
The right strategy
Observe the circumstances around and then take a move.
The correct way is to go via court and follow each step involved in the legality. However, there are some ways that are not against the law yet are fine to follow.
You may go for out of the court settlement. Go in for mediation / arbitration. If all the parties want to avoid stress and buy peace, take a move like this.
No option will be imposed on you. It is you who has to decide, which path to follow on the basis of recommendations given by the lawyer you seek help from.
A professional lawyer
If you are lucky then you may get to hire an experienced lawyer. Check the potential liability you have and let the lawyer know the truth. Since the lawyer has handled such cases in the past, he/she will recommend the right move for you. The lawyer will do the following:-
- Research the law well
- Interview the witnesses properly
- Collect data/ records
- Consult experts for better planning
- Plan each step before taking it
- Make a proper file of all the necessary documents
If you are yourself cautious then your lawyer will be more cooperative. Stay aware and be smart.