Studies have shown thousands of car accidents happen each year, the majority of these accidents involve eighteen wheeler accidents. There are a lot of different reasons why these accidents occur. Truck drivers are required to make long trips across the country and are on a set schedule, so they have to drive so many hours and so many miles per day. This means spending a lot of time at night driving. Many drivers fall asleep at the wheel due to the pressure to arrive at their destination on time. Other accidents occur as a result of trying to change lanes and not seeing vehicles during the change. If you have been involved in one of these accidents, you may need to seek counsel from a legal professional who deals specifically with these types of accidents.
Why Hire an 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer?
The type of lawyer you need is a personal injury lawyer, and each type of personal injury lawyer specializes in a different type of injury case. Some might deal with work related injuries while others deal specifically with accidents caused by 18 wheelers. One of the benefits of having this type of legal professional working on your behalf is because you are likely entitled to some hefty compensation for damages. More than likely if you survived an accident with an 18 wheeler your vehicle is probably totaled. This means that you are left without transportation or the car is so damaged that paying for the repairs is impossible. As long as you are not at fault and your accident attorney can prove that the driver of the 18 wheeler is the one who is responsible for the accident, then you may receive compensation to help you pay for the damages your car sustained in the accident.
Perhaps your insurance policy will cover the complete cost of repairing or buying a new car, but this will not pay for your medical expenses. These types of accidents are usually very severe, so if you have been blessed to survive it, you probably did not walk away completely unharmed. The cost of good medical treatment is not going down any time soon. It is in fact going up. There is no doubt that you probably have a mountain of bills building up on your desk. Your attorney can help make sure that the insurance companies for the driver or the company the driver works for will cover the complete cost of all your medical expenses. This means that you can rest easy, focus on recovery, and not worry about how you are going to pay the bill.