It goes without saying that a tractor trailer, truck, or semi (whatever you want to call it) can do far more damage than a regular car. They are a one-ton wrecking ball travelling down the streets and highways of the state at high speeds. One mistake can result in a serious level of damage and destruction.
Not only are trucking accidents different from regular car accidents in terms of the possible damage and injuries they can cause, trucking accidents present other challenges that are unique to them. For example, not only is the truck driver potentially liable for an accident they cause, the owner of the truck, the trucking company, the leasing company, or the trailer company may also be liable. It is important to have an attorney on your side who is able to parse through the facts of your case and determine who is liable for your injuries so that you can be fully compensated for your injuries.
In addition to researching who may be liable for your injuries, a trucking accident attorney will also make sure to investigate the accident. Some of the things an experienced attorney will do is speak with witnesses, gather photographs and video footage if available, get black box data if relevant to your claim, and reach out to experts.