Hurt in a Big Truck Crash? Here’s Why You Need a Lawyer.
At Brian Hodgkiss Injury Lawyers, we know how difficult it can be to get compensation after an auto accident. Insurance companies are reluctant to pay victims the money they deserve, and other drivers may deny responsibility.
As frustrating as auto accident injury claims can be, truck accident injury claims can be even worse—especially when you pursue compensation on your own.
What makes truck accident claims different? There are three major reasons why they’re different than auto accident claims:
- They often result in more significant injuries—Some of the largest passenger vehicles weigh around 6,000 pounds. Fully loaded tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Do the math—it’s a no-brainer that trucks are more likely to cause victims to suffer severe injuries that are disabling and expensive to treat.
- They often involve multiple liable parties—The trucking industry is highly regulated. Truck drivers, owners, and companies must abide by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration guidelines, while truck drivers also must obey ordinary traffic laws. The result is that multiple parties may share liability for a crash.
- They often result in larger settlements—Insurance companies report big annual profits because they find ways to get out of paying compensation. They particularly want to avoid paying truck accident settlements, as the dollar figures are larger. That means they fight hard to reduce or deny victims the money they deserve.
Our Green Bay truck accident attorneys don’t want any Wisconsin semi-truck crash victims to go it alone. You’ve suffered too much to risk your claim being rejected, reduced, or ignored. Contact us today for a free consultation.