When to File Claim Against a Trucking Company
You Need a Proven DC Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a truck accident, you may have grounds to sue the trucking company. While it would normally appear at first glance that it was only the trucker who was at fault for causing the accident, a more careful investigation of the accident may demonstrate that the driver’s employer was to blame for causing or contributing to the accident. Trucking companies have a responsibility to take precautions to ensure that their drivers and equipment are safe to travel down East Coast roads and across the United States. When they fail in this responsibility and someone is injured as a result, the accident victim or surviving family members can take legal action to pursue compensation.
Suing Trucking Companies in Washington, DC
When preparing to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a truck company, you need a proven Washington, DC personal injury lawyer on your side. Trucking companies typically invest vast resources in defending themselves against claims such as yours, and they are usually prepared to fight aggressively to avoid being held liable for causing accidents.
They know how much they stand to lose in a jury verdict that is large enough to pay for a truck accident victim’s medical expenses, lost income and pain, suffering and emotional distress, and are anxious to protect the bottom line. Don’t make the mistake of attempting to negotiate a settlement on your own by working directly with the claims adjuster. Any offer you receive is likely to be worth far less than the full amount that you deserve. Refer any requests for contact to our firm as your representation and let us fight for your right to fair compensation.
How can a truck company be at fault for an accident?
A trucking company can be found to be at fault for an accident in a variety of different ways. The most common examples involve violations of trucking regulations, whether they are willful or are nothing more than mistakes. Truck companies are required by law to perform routine inspections and maintenance of the equipment and various vehicle components. They have to ensure that loads are properly secured and are not prone to slipping or falling off.
They have to ensure that drivers receive adequate training and supervision, as well as requiring drug and alcohol testing of their employees. In some cases, it will be found that the company has compelled a driver to violate the federal hours of service regulations that exist to keep tired truckers off the road. At, Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., we leave no stone unturned in our search of evidence that the trucking company is somehow to blame for the injuries you have suffered or for the loss of a family member. Take the first step in your case now by contacting us for a free case evaluation.
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Choosing the right lawyer is not easy, but our record of success and experience should make you confident about trusting your case to us. Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has more than 90 years of collective legal experience handling truck accident and other personal injury and wrongful death cases. We succeed because of our hands-on investigations, knowledge of federal trucking laws and regulations, and extensive trial practice.
At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., our experienced attorneys have decades of experience fighting the trucking industry. All of our partners have been named to the Super Lawyers® list every year since 2011, and have also been past Presidents of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington D.C.