When you or a family member is seriously injured in a truck accident, from whom do you get legal advice? Often times, you may turn to friends or relatives with questions about a possible claim, possible compensation, and possible justice. However, although they may be well-intentioned, these sources of truck accident lawsuit advice can lack truth and accuracy.
Here we take a closer look at four common myths regarding tractor trailer accidents and truck accident claims.
Myth #1: I can’t win against a truck company’s insurance company.
Many people are told that they will never win a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against a large truck company and their insurance company. However, this is simply not the case. Many people – including many that we have worked with at the Rasansky Law Firm – have won their fight against truck companies and collected compensation.
Myth #2: I won’t be able to prove who was at fault.
Don’t be quick to give up when it comes to proving what you believe about your accident. Our lawyers have handled hundreds of truck accident cases and know exactly where to find evidence and how to prove the common causes of commercial truck accidents. Don’t give up before you’ve even begun fighting!
Myth #3: I can’t win if I didn’t go to the hospital immediately.
In the stress and adrenaline of the moment, many truck accident victims turn down medical care and a ride to the hospital in the wake of a wreck. Only after they return home do they realize that they have suffered serious injuries and trauma. Even though it can be more difficult to prove that your injuries were caused by the truck accident, it is absolutely possible.
Myth #4: It was the driver who was at fault, not the trucking company.
In many truck accident cases, the injury victim makes the understandable mistake of thinking that it was only the truck driver who is responsible for crash. In reality, though, the truck company that hired the trucker may have also been negligent. Did they properly vet the driver? Did they pressure the driver to work extra hours or lie in his log book? Did they neglect to keep the vehicle in working condition?
There are so many myths about truck accidents and truck accident lawsuits – instead of believing what you hear on the street, get your information from professionals who have a thorough knowledge of the law and of commercial vehicle accidents. Talk to a Dallas truck wreck lawyer at Rasansky Law Firm today.