Trucking accidents involving large commercial vehicles can result in devastating consequences. The sheer size and weight disparity between trucks and passenger vehicles often lead to severe injuries, property damage, and emotional trauma. If you or a loved one have been involved in a trucking accident, it’s crucial to seek legal representation to protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. At Schodowski Law, our experienced team is dedicated to handling your trucking accident case and is here to advocate for you.
Understanding the Complexity of Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents are inherently complex due to the multiple parties involved and the unique regulations that govern the commercial trucking industry. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the intricacies of trucking accident cases and will navigate the complexities on your behalf. We are well-versed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and state-specific laws pertaining to commercial trucking.
Determining liability in trucking accident cases requires a thorough investigation and analysis of the evidence. Our attorneys will work diligently to establish liability by:
- Investigating the Accident: We will gather crucial evidence from the accident scene, including accident reports, photographs, witness statements, and black box data from the truck. This evidence will help us reconstruct the accident and determine the cause.
- Analyzing Driver Logs and Records: We will examine the truck driver’s logs, employment records, driving history, and compliance with hours-of-service regulations to identify any violations or negligence that may have contributed to the accident.
- Assessing Vehicle Maintenance and Inspection Records: We will scrutinize the truck’s maintenance and inspection records, including brake maintenance, weight limits, and adherence to safety regulations.
- Examining Company Policies: We will investigate the trucking company’s policies, training procedures, hiring practices, and compliance with industry standards to determine if any factors contributed to the accident.
Pursuing Fair Compensation
At Schodowski Law, we understand the significant physical, emotional, and financial toll that trucking accidents can have on victims and their families. Our priority is to pursue fair compensation on your behalf, which may include:
- Medical Expenses: We will work closely with medical professionals to assess the full extent of your injuries, including current and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and long-term care needs.
- Lost Wages: If the accident resulted in missed work or a diminished earning capacity, we will seek compensation for the wages you have lost and any future income losses.
- Pain and Suffering: We will fight for compensation to account for the physical pain, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life resulting from the accident.
- Property Damage: If your vehicle or other property was damaged in the accident, we will pursue compensation to cover the repair or replacement costs.
Working with Insurance Companies and Litigation
Our experienced attorneys have a track record of successfully negotiating with insurance companies to secure fair settlements for our clients. However, if a fair resolution cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to court. Our skilled litigators will provide strong representation throughout the legal process and fight for your rights in front of a jury if necessary.
Contact Schodowski Law
If you or a loved one have been involved in a trucking accident, it’s crucial to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact Schodowski Law today to schedule a consultation with our experienced team. We are dedicated to fighting for your rights, holding negligent parties accountable, and helping you obtain the compensation you deserve for your trucking accident injuries.