Although collisions with commercial trucks involve motor vehicles, they’re not handled in court the same way as automobile accidents are. Commercial trucks and truckers are regulated by national and state laws that differ from those that regulate regular vehicular traffic. If you’re involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you’ll deal with the company that employs the driver and owns the truck, rather than with the individual himself.
While commercial trucking accidents can be simply unavoidable accidents just like any other vehicular collision, sometimes they’re due to negligence on the part of the driver or the trucking company.
Litigation with a large company can be much more difficult than dealing with an individual. Representatives of a trucking company sometimes even approach victims of this kind of accident to offer out-of-court settlements. This kind of settlement will likely be insufficient for your needs. You’ll be much more likely to receive an equitable settlement if you consult with an experienced trucking accident attorney.
The qualified and experienced attorneys at James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC, can help you establish your case against even the biggest trucking companies. Please contact Nashville, Tennessee trucking accident lawyers James R. Omer & Associates to find out how we can help you.