Using Evidence to Help Maximize Your Personal Injury Compensation

After investigating what ultimately led to the collision and your injury, your commercial truck accident attorney should also analyze the evidence. This is extremely important for two primary reasons.

Determining the liable party 

There might be any number of reasons why the party pursued for compensation may be the big rig driver, such as driving under the influence or logbook violations that falsify time on the road without sleep. It’s also possible the liable party could be the trucking company that hired the driver, especially if it failed to provide proper training or didn’t have an adequate vehicle repair schedule

However, those aren’t the only entities that may bear responsibility in large truck accidents. Others include: 

  • Cargo loading crews
  • manufacturers of faulty truck parts
  • Mechanics who perform shoddy repairs 

A skilled truck accident attorney knows how to use the evidence to build a solid, supportive case. 

Placing a value on your damages

You only have one shot to recover damages for your accident, so you need to ensure every possible consideration for how the injury affected your life. Factors such as medical bills should obviously be covered but lost wages, the impact on your future earning potential, emotional suffering, and other elements may also be included. 

Safeguarding Your Financial Recovery When Involved in a Truck Accident

Successful monetary recovery after a truck accident often hinges on having a lawyer who knows how to deal with insurance. One of your attorney’s main duties is to protect you from underhanded insurance tactics to reduce your claim.

In some disastrous cases, trying to deal with insurance yourself might result in your truck accident claim being denied altogether. To avoid that outcome, an attorney can warn you about insurance ploys such as:

  • Claiming your injury occurred in the past and wasn’t caused by the truck accident 
  • Placing the blame on some other party, like another driver on the road
  • Running out the clock on the statute of limitations for truck accident personal injury cases in Virginia
  • Tricking you into giving a recorded statement and then actively trying to confuse your responses and get you to admit guilt in some way
  • Using social media posts against you
Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims