The commercial trucking industry has many rules and regulations companies must obey in terms of safety. Federal entities such as the Motor Carrier Safety Administration have laws in place to help ensure the safety of trucks and their drivers. Unfortunately, many trucking companies break these rules and put lives in danger. If you or a loved one was recently in a truck accident, contact the Joplin truck accident lawyers at Wendt Law Firm P.C. for a free consultation. A truck company or another party could owe you compensation.
Trucking companies and their drivers can prevent most truck accidents. Collisions between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles often occur when truck drivers fail to pay attention to the road, break federal safety laws, drive recklessly and engage in other dangerous practices. Trucking companies will be vicariously responsible for the misconduct of their drivers.
Identifying the exact cause of your truck accident may require assistance from a personal injury attorney. A Joplin personal injury lawyer from Wendt Law Firm P.C. could investigate your trucking accident, collect evidence from the scene, work with experts, reconstruct the crash and take many other steps to determine what caused your wreck. Then, we can help you go up against the at-fault party.
Liability for a Joplin truck accident will often fall on the truck company. Federal law holds truck companies accountable for their trucks and drivers, even if they lease the vehicles and use contractors as drivers. A truck company will be the liable party if a negligent truck driver caused your wreck, in most cases. A truck company could also be liable if it contributed to your crash, such as with unsafe hiring procedures or lack of fleet maintenance. Other responsible parties in a truck accident case could be a truck part manufacturer, the cargo company, the government for a defective roadway or another vehicle driver.
Holding the party that caused your truck accident legally responsible means receiving financial reimbursement for the damages he or she caused you. While a monetary award will not reverse your losses, it could help you avoid debt and move forward with financial security after a serious auto accident. The trucking company or another party could owe you and your family compensation for many different damages.
Discover the value of your case during a free consultation with an attorney at Wendt Law Firm P.C. We can give you an accurate representation of what your claim could be worth so you can go into insurance claim negotiations well-informed. We can also help you negotiate for better compensation from an insurance provider in Joplin if desired.
At Wendt Law Firm P.C, we are not afraid to go up against large and powerful trucking companies or their aggressive legal teams. We have plenty of practice area experience, resources and passionate personnel to help you with your case. Contact us for counsel about what to do next after a truck accident in Joplin, Missouri. Call (866) 539-4415 or submit our contact form to request a free consultation.