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Protecting Your Rights After A Truck Accident

Accidents between large commercial trucks and regular passenger vehicles can have devastating impacts that often lead to catastrophic injuries or fatalities. To protect yourself and your future after a truck accident, you need to retain the services of a law firm that has represented injured clients and knows how to deal with insurance carriers.

Our experienced attorney and legal team at The Barker Law Firm, will make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries, your pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. We will make sure that the insurance company for the at-fault party does not have the opportunity to take advantage of you and settle your claim for significantly less than what your case is worth.

Truck Accidents Can Cause Devastating Injuries

An automobile vs. pick-up truck or other commercial truck accident can cause catastrophic injuries and even death. The sheer magnitude of a truck-type vehicle vs. an automobile can cause the death of the driver of the automobile, depending on how the accident occurs. Even if the driver of the automobile is practicing road safety in the operation of an automobile, the driver and passengers can fall victim to the negligence of a driver operating a truck on the roadway.

Common injuries after a truck accident include:

Like other personal injury cases, truck accident victims can file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, rehabilitation costs, disfigurement or disability, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.

Proving Liability In Truck Accident Cases

Truck drivers and trucking companies have to follow federal and state regulations to promote safety and protect everyone on the road. However, when a driver violates one of these regulations, a serious accident can occur. For example, interstate truck drivers must follow a maximum duty limit, but exhausted and overworked drivers can cause serious accidents.

In a truck accident claim, there may be multiple at-fault parties depending on the cause of your accident. We will thoroughly examine your case to help identify the responsible parties. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, we may consider the driver, trucking company, cargo owner, maintenance workers and the truck manufacturer as liable parties.

Multiple parties may also mean multiple insurance companies to contend with. At The Barker Law Firm, we have experience working with commercial insurers and, in some cases, with multiple insurance companies. We know the tactics they try to use to try and get accident victims to accept a low settlement. When you work with us, we will never let them take advantage of you and your suffering.

Get Started On Your Claim Today

Because truck accidents differ greatly from regular passenger vehicle crashes, it is vital that you work with an experienced truck accident lawyer to help maximize your claim and protect your rights. To schedule a free consultation at our St. Petersburg law office, call us at 727-564-9473 or fill out our online contact form to get in touch with us.