On our law practice page, we point out that it takes an experienced truck accident investigator to handle the many challenges that arise after a collision. Regardless of the type of commercial vehicle with which you’ve had a run-in, recovery begins the moment the dust settles. Sadly, these types of crashes can be devastating to families. Catastrophic injuries or fatalities are often the result because of the size of the truck and the scope of the wreck itself.
Victims, and in the case of fatalities, survivors, usually have an immediate need for income. This can be because a paycheck stops, medical care and rehabilitation costs quickly build and the day-to-day family needs escalate. Immediate investigation and preserving evidence may be helpful in building a strong case for compensation.
Many times accidents are caused by the negligence or illegal activities of the driver and trucking company owner. Business insurers will do whatever it takes to minimize the amount of money they have to pay out on a claim, especially if any circumstances suggested on our page are possible causes of the crash. Often, it is the careful review of accident details and business practices that strengthens a family’s claim. It may be that an acceptable settlement can be had. It also may be that a strong trial presentation will be needed.
It isn’t only the accident itself, however, that must be considered. Anticipating a family’s needs down the road is also a critical part of recovery. Since we don’t have a crystal ball to show us what is ahead, to value a case, we must rely on competent projections of medical costs, earning capability and the cost of an altered life. These are the tangible aspects. Emotional needs must not be discounted.