Cars are no competition against semi-trailer trucks when it comes to getting into a collision. Surviving such a collision is something to be thankful for, but it often comes with a lifetime of problems. For instance, due to the weight of a semi-trailer truck, the impact upon crashing into a car could lead to the passenger getting crushed inside the vehicle with an array of injuries. Even if one person survives a collision with a semi-trailer truck, it does not mean that their passengers will survive. If a truck driver crashed into your car and caused lifelong changes, consult with an attorney to get justice.
The Other Party Might Deny Liability
Although there are truck drivers who are owner-operators, many truck drivers are employed by big companies. It is common for trucking companies to have attorneys on standby in the event that one of their drivers gets into an accident. The reason is that losing a lawsuit could lead to a trucking company having to dish out a substantial amount of money. Going against a trucking company could lead to defeat if you do not hire an attorney. Your attorney will know how to prove the other party caused the collision no matter what the other attorney throws his or her way.
Your Quality of Life Might Never Be the Same
Surviving a truck accident could come with the loss of being self-sufficient due to the types of injuries suffered. For example, if a victim's legs or spine suffered damage beyond the ability to return to normal, it could interfere with work. Such an accident victim might need someone to take care of him or her on a lifelong basis. Severe injuries could also make it difficult to enjoy leisure activities or take care of chores. An attorney will consider how the other party caused your quality of life to change when they build your case.
You Do Not Have to Accept Low Compensation
It is possible that the other parties' insurance provider might offer a settlement, but it does not guarantee that the settlement will be fair. An attorney can deny an unfair settlement and demand more money from the insurance company. If an agreement is not made after negotiating with the insurance company, an attorney can help you file a lawsuit. The lawsuit might involve several people, including the other party, their employer, as well as the manufacturer of the truck.
For more info, contact a local truck accident attorney.