Trucking Accident Cases – How We Seek Full and Fair Compensation for Clients
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).
Our Role is to Prove the Cases of Our Clients
In the litigation process, we typically:
- Retain experts, such as accident reconstructionists and those with knowledge about vehicle matters and performance
- Interview witnesses
- Conduct depositions, including those of truck drivers and trucking company representatives
- Serve interrogatories on parties (questions that must be answered under oath)
- Retain medical professionals to provide opinions and testimony about the extent of damages and likely future prognosis
- Retain vocational experts, when there are questions about lost income and future earnings capacity
As all trucking accident cases are unique, so too will be the specific action taken.
Our Goal – Position Our Client Cases for Fair Settlement Prior to Trial or to Win at Trial
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.
Learn About How We Help the Victims of Commercial Truck Accident Cases
Call us for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Phoenix truck accident attorney. 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.