Filing a claim for compensation after being injured in any type of motor vehicle accident is something that every victim may want to seriously consider. Of course money cannot undo an accident, but it can provide significant relief to people who have to suddenly deal with medical bills, lost wages and the emotional suffering of being hurt by someone else.
In many cases, these legal claims seem fairly straightforward: There is one driver at fault and one party trying to defend against a lawsuit. However, in cases involving commercial vehicle accidents, there may be a number of parties named in a claim including a driver, the owner of a commercial vehicle and insurance companies. In these situations, legal representation can be crucial for victims in their fight for compensation.
Trucking companies and insurance companies often have more resources at their disposable to defend against a claim than individual drivers, and they typically do whatever they can to avoid taking responsibility by blaming others, including the victim.
People without extensive legal knowledge or experience facing these parties in court can struggle enormously should they try and take on a claim for compensation alone. However, the attorneys at Mitchell & Shapiro have this knowledge and experience and can help victims pursue their case.
In order to pursue a claim after a crash involving a commercial vehicle, it can be necessary to have a thorough understanding of trucking laws and regulations, investigative procedures and accident scene analysis. Rather than try to learn about all this while also dealing with the pain and suffering of a crash, victims can work with an attorney at our firm who already understands how to collect evidence to support a claim and navigate the legal system.
If you or a loved one has been the unfortunate victim of a commercial vehicle accident in Atlanta, you can visit our website to learn more about our firm and how we approach to these cases. Your rights and best interests should be protected after a crash, and we can help you understand how you may be able to do this by filing a legal claim.