There are many law firms that will run into issues when it comes to handling a trucking case properly. This is due to the expenses that are linked to retaining expert witnesses. Accidents that involve a semi-truck must be investigated thoroughly. This type of investigation can be costly. A lawyer must first assess the truck in its post-accident condition. An expert will need to review the truck’s black box data in order to provide important information regarding how the truck was operated at the time of the accident. Many attorneys tend to skip this process, in order to cut costs. However, it’s crucial that an attorney have the truck assessed in order to look into every aspect that relates to the vehicle. A cheap investigation can result in an attorney leaving money on the table during negotiations.
At Halliday McCall, we have the resources and experience to investigate this type of complex case properly. We also have several years of experience successfully handling this type of collision claim and have the track record to prove it.
As one of the leading law firms in Illinois, we have recovered millions of dollars for accident victims. But a trucking accident can be a very complicated process because of the number of different parties that may be responsible for the victim’s injuries. This can result in two separate companies being held responsible for injuries because the trailer is often owned separate and apart from the tractor. With this type of case, there are often many avenues to getting a client the compensation they deserve. As an example, if an attorney can prove that the truck was not loaded with goods properly, then the party responsible for loading the truck can be held liable, in addition to the company that employs the driver. In a truck accident, it’s not uncommon for there to be several defendants.
Additionally, we will also identify all lines of insurance coverage. A truck accident is very complicated because there are several lines of insurance coverage. As an example, the trailer and truck are usually owned by a couple of different corporations. Because of this, they will be insured by different carriers. A lawyer can hold both parties responsible, pursuing both for negligence. This will require extensive investigation and multiple expert witness testimony. As you can see, a trucking accident will involve an expensive, thorough fact-finding mission.