Truck accidents often result in serious
personal injury and involve extensive property damage. Knowing the potential expense of
dealing with these consequences, trucking companies will often go to great
lengths to avoid liability. For this reason, it is essential for truck
accident victims to team up with an experienced attorney who can represent
their best interests and fight for the maximum compensation they are due
for the damages they have suffered.
Trucking companies may attempt to avoid liability for an accident in the
Blaming the victim. One of the most common ways that truck drivers attempt to avoid liability
is by claiming that the victim caused the accident rather than the driver.
Pointing the finger at the victim, unfortunately, can be very effective
for the truck company and can cost the victim his or her financial recovery.
If you’ve been in an accident, you can almost be sure that the truck
company will try this trick, so put a lawyer on your side to challenge
their accusation. Even if you may have been partially responsible for
an accident, you may still be entitled to compensation.
Distancing themselves from the truck driver. Truck companies may attempt to claim that a driver is an independent
contractor rather than an employee in order to wash their hands of any
liability. An attorney can investigate whether or not this is really the
case and prevent the truck company from dodging their financial responsibility.
Downplaying the severity of the victim’s injuries. Truck companies may try to claim that the injuries suffered by the victim
really weren’t that serious in order to pay far less than the settlement
the victim is seeking. If you’ve been hurt, the first thing you
need to do is see a doctor and get your injuries and all aspects of your
care documented. This will serve as the proof you need to counter the
Truck accidents are serious matters requiring serious representation. If you have been
hurt, we encourage you to contact a Cincinnati truck accident attorney
at The Moore Law Firm as soon as possible. Our experienced team is well
versed in how to maximize compensation for truck accident victims and
is unwilling to back down from a fight if it means protecting the rights
of our clients.
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