Protect Yourself in a Truck Accident
Did you know that when a truck accident occurs, federal regulation only requires that certain evidence be maintained for a very limited amount of time? For instance, the truck driver’s log may be destroyed after six months if an attorney does not obtain a court order or take other immediate action. This can mean that without a competent Attorney overseeing your claim, you may lose critical evidence necessary to proving your case. Another critical piece of information for any victim of a truck or automobile accident to know is that the insurance company begins the process of protecting their insured, the truck driver, immediately. A claims adjuster is employed promptly to gather evidence, steer you away from legal counsel and illicit legally binding statements from you. This is all calculated to minimize the amount of legal exposure the insurance company is responsible for, not to protect your right to recovery. As a result, it is absolutely critical that you employ an experienced and intelligent Attorney quickly to act as a counterweight to the often cold and calculating interests of the insurance company.
Depending on a variety of factors, Federal Regulation requires a patchwork of often confusing insurance coverage for truck drivers. As a result, trucking, hauling, and leasing companies frequently argue over which insurance company is responsible for compensating the victim in a truck collision. This convoluted regulatory framework is one of the main reasons that you should contact Ohio Truck Accident Attorneys to help sort out who is legally responsible for your injury.
Many people do not realize that trucking companies and their insurance providers often will not pay medical bills initially. What frequently happens if you are in a truck accident in Ohio is that your health insurance company will pay your medical expenses. After your insurance company pays, they will retain a lien on any settlement or judgment. This is known as subrogation, which is derived from the latin word Subrogare, meaning to “ask in place of”. Dealing with subrogation issues usually requires the assistance of an Ohio Truck Accident Law Firm. The Ohio truck accident attorneys at Sawan & Sawan can help by negotiating with any and all lien-holders for exoneration and release of the debts. This is a critical step in protecting you from legal exposure in the future if subrogation is not properly resolved.
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Sawan & Sawan is an Ohio based truck accident law firm with Ohio truck accident attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio. If you were in a truck accident in Ohio and would like to speak further about your specific legal matter, call Sawan & Sawan today at 1-866-INJURY-0 or 419-900-0955 to schedule a free consultation. The Ohio truck accident attorneys at Sawan & Sawan serve the following cities in Franklin County, Ohio: Bexley, Ohio; Canal Winchester, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Dublin, Ohio; Gahanna, Ohio; Grandview Heights, Ohio; Grove City, Ohio; Groveport, Ohio; Hilliard, Ohio; New Albany, Ohio; Pickerington, Ohio; Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Upper Arlington, Ohio; Westerville, Ohio; Whitehall, Ohio; Worthington, Ohio. The Ohio truck accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan serve the following cities in Lucas County, Ohio: Maumee, Ohio; Oregon, Ohio; Sylvania, Ohio; Toledo, Ohio; Waterville, Ohio.