Driving next to a large 18-wheeler truck is overwhelming. When something goes wrong—as it did for you—the outcome can be catastrophic. Because of the size and weight difference between your car and a semi-truck, chances are your injuries were far worse than those of the truck driver.
If the truck driver caused your accident, he will be responsible for paying for your high medical costs in a settlement or verdict, if a lawsuit and trial are necessary. You can likely hold the trucking company he works for accountable, too. Whether the semi-truck wreck got caused by federal safety law violations can impact your case, too. Unfortunately, the insurance claims agents affiliated with the trucking company will work hard to limit how much you receive. This can leave you to pay for the mistakes of a professional driver.
Knowing some of the top factors that go in to determining your settlement can help you avoid being cheated out of valuable settlement money. Tractor trailers are regulated not just by the rules of the road, but by federal law that imposes stringent requirements to keep innocent motorists like you safe. It can be very hard or impossible to prove whether the truck driver violated these regulations without an experienced tractor trailer accident lawyer. It can even be hard for lawyers - which is why at Holland & Usry, we sometimes hire trucking experts in serious cases to help us make sure we get the right evidence and develop it properly to prove the trucker and trucking company broke safety regulations that caused your injury.
Getting the maximum settlement for a Spartanburg truck accident is not easy. Trucking insurance companies fight hard to beat down severely injured motorists to settle cheap. We can help fight back. Contact a skilled Spartanburg truck accident lawyer at Holland & Usry to put someone knowledgeable in truck crash law on your side so that you can be confident that you get the best possible outcome in your case. Call us today toll free at 888-230-1841 or 864-582-0416.