Trucking accident cases involve drivers, trucking companies, and their insurance companies. In accordance with Federal law, interstate trucking companies must carry insurance in at least the amount of $750,000 for bodily injury.
Because the insurance company in a truck accident case will be required to pay at least a portion of any judgment, they will typically be significantly involved in all aspects of a lawsuit, including any mediation and settlement negotiations.
Insurance companies can be expected to act in their own best interests. Together with the defendants (usually the driver and the trucking company), a collective position is usually taken to avoid or minimize liability. Sometimes the defenses used include blaming the victims, other drivers, or entities that may have fault (such as those responsible for roadway maintenance).
In the litigation process, we typically:
As all trucking accident cases are unique, so too will be the specific action taken.
Today, most civil litigation cases settle before trial. With over 50 years’ experience, and having won numerous cases for clients at trial, defendants know that we will not hesitate to take a case to trial if a fair settlement is not forthcoming.
We work tirelessly to obtain a fair resolution for clients prior to trial by carefully developing their case and proving liability and damages. As a case develops, there will often be times in which settlement negotiations and mediation may be conducive. If the defendants are not willing to agree to an acceptable settlement, we will not hesitate to take our client’s case to trial, and let a jury determine legal liability and damages.
Call us for a free, no-obligation consultation. When we learn about your case, we can advise you how we can help. We accept commercial truck accident cases on a contingency fee, so there is no fee unless we recover for you.
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