Have you been in a serious truck accident? If the accident happened because of truck driver negligence, you may be eligible to bring a lawsuit against the trucking company.

Suing a trucking company isn’t easy without legal aid. The insurance company may fight back against your claim, and the company has resources you may not have. Luckily, you can have an experienced lawyer on your side, too. Contact Craig Swapp & Associates to speak with an attorney if you suspect a trucking company is liable for your accident.

Requirements to Sue a Trucking Company 

The first step toward bringing a lawsuit against a company after a truck accident is proving that they were responsible for your injuries or loved one’s death. You must show that the company didn’t take reasonable precautions when it came to their drivers or vehicles to prevent accidents like yours from happening. 

To prove this, you will have to show there was a defect either with one of their trucks or with how they handled their business. Failure to follow federal safety regulations can lead to serious accidents, and proving they were violating regulations can help your claim succeed.

Let’s say you were hit by an 18-wheeler while crossing an intersection and the truck driver didn’t stop at the red light because he fell asleep at the wheel. This may have happened because the driver didn’t follow regulations about resting and was too drowsy to drive.

Unfortunately, the at-fault party may try to pin the blame on you. They may say you were not paying attention and following traffic laws properly, making it harder to win your case. In these cases, you may need to talk with your lawyer about your options for recovery.

Additionally, big trucks sometimes have defective parts such as brakes or tires. When the failure of these parts causes an accident, the trucking organization’s insurance company may be responsible for paying out your claim. Sometimes the manufacturer of the part is found liable as well. 

Successfully Suing a Trucking Company

Trucking companies typically have a team of lawyers that will try to diminish your claim and avoid paying you any money. Hiring an experienced attorney is the best way to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. You’ll also want to:

When possible, get statements from witnesses who saw what happened or heard what was said before or after the crash occurred. With this evidence, your lawyer can represent you in court and seek out the compensation you need for your recovery. 

Call for Help When Suing a Trucking Company

A truck accident lawsuit can take months before reaching a conclusion, so it’s crucial for victims to start pursuing legal action immediately in order to get compensation for damages.

Fortunately, a truck accident lawyer can help you take care of the details. Your lawyer is ready to guide you through the process of suing a trucking company and getting the results you’re due. If you are not sure how to get started, call Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 to begin the process, and together, we will hold the trucking company accountable.