Kentucky Automobile Accident Attorneys Describe What Happens After A Trucking Accident
Trucking accidents differ from accidents involving only passenger vehicles for a number of reasons. In addition to the size of the vehicles involved and the amount of injuries and damages that occur, trucking accidents are also handled differently than passenger vehicle related accidents. When there is a trucking accident, the driver of the truck is a potentially liable party, as is the trucking company who employs the driver. Depending upon the reason for the accident, there may even be other parties who are partially liable for the damages caused by the accident. For this reason, trucking companies take steps after each trucking accident that will enable them to defend themselves against insurance claims from accident victims in an effort to reduce their costs.
Trucking companies have teams of investigators, lawyers, and other professionals who are on call at all hours of the day and night. When a trucking accident occurs, the trucking company calls one of these "accident response teams," and the people on the team go right to the scene of the accident and begin collecting information that they can use to build a defense strategy for the trucking company. Accident victims should know that every professional on the "accident response team" works for the trucking company. This means that they do not have the best interest of the accident victims in mind. For this reason, it is a good idea to politely decline to speak with anyone besides the police until after you speak to a Kentucky Automobile Accident Attorney.
Fortunately, you can also collect information at the accident scene if you are physically able to do so. Any information that you collect can be used by your attorney to support your claim for damages. Some things that you can do include taking pictures of the accident scene from as many locations and angles as you can and writing down everything that you can remember about the accident. Since the trucking company's representatives started building their defense to your claim immediately after the accident took place, it is essential that you obtain representation promptly so that your interests will be protected and so that information which could support your claim can be gathered before the trucking company is able to destroy it.
The attorneys who represent trucking companies have an in-depth knowledge of the state and federal laws which govern the activities of their clients. They use that knowledge to defend their clients against claims from trucking accident victims just like you. The Kentucky Automobile Accident Attorneys at Goeing Goeing and McQuinn know those same laws very well, and they can provide the support and advocacy that you need in order to pursue the recovery that you deserve. To learn more about how the attorneys at Goeing and McQuinn, PLLC can help you, call our office today, or visit us on the internet.