18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was in an accident with an 18 wheeler, you may have suffered serious injuries as a result. 18 wheeler accidents are different than car accidents and usually involve much more serious injuries. These types of cases require a particular type of legal expertise because 18 wheeler accident cases involve significant complexities. It is essential that you hire an 18 wheeler accident lawyer and do not attempt to fight alone. Call Sawan & Sawan today for a free consultation.
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The Difference Between 18 Wheeler Accidents and Car Accidents
18 wheeler accident cases are different than car or motorcycle accidents that don’t involve semis. 18 wheelers are significantly larger and weigh significantly more than typical cars by a factor of 30 to 1 in most cases. Due to this imbalance, when there is a semi-truck accident, the injuries are usually more severe and the property damage is as well. The vicitms of these accidents may be dealing with serious injuries while their legal claim involves added complexity due do an 18 wheeler being involved. Semi-trucks are subject to federal regulations that do not usually apply to most car accidents. Violations of these regulations may be critical to the victim’s legal claim such as the hours driving, service records, maintenance records and the specific cargo being transported. Not only do regulations make it more complex, but liability is usually more complex as well. Given truck accidents often happen on the highways, multiple parties may be involved and even the manufacturer of the truck or its part. For all these reasons and more, if you were in a semi-truck accident, you should contact an experienced truck accident lawyer.
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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer After an 18 Wheeler Accident?
We strongly recommend anyone who was in a 18 wheeler accident to contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as they are able to do so. There are a number of reasons for this. Most importantly, 18 wheeler accidents involve a number of regulations and standards that regulate the semi-truck industry. Compliance or non-compliance with these regulations may play a key role in establishing negligence. If there were violations of these regulations, for example, negligence is typically much easier to establish. Secondly, in most 18 wheeler accident cases, the evidence at the scene must be preserved and thoroughly investigating which is simply impossible to do if you are being treated for the serious injuries that are usually sustained. This evidence must be handled with care to be used in your case and an experienced professional should be the one to do this. Aside from that, as with any accident case, insurance companies involved do not represent the victim of the accident. The are well-funded with teams of defense lawyers whose sole job is to try to find any way to minimize the payout for their own liability or to fight liability entirely. This is why from a negotiation perspective, you should always have your own injury lawyer, who represents your best interests, to counteract the insurance companies resources and knowledge.
Contact Sawan & Sawan Today
If you or a family member was injured in a truck accident, you should contact a lawyer immediately. Sawan & Sawan is a family-owned multi-generational personal injury law firm representing the victims of truck accidents. Our team of 18 wheeler accident lawyers has the experience, knowledge and professionalism to help. We offer free consultations and do not charge a fee unless we successful resolve your case or win at trial. Don’t let insurance play games with your claim. Call us today at 419-900-0955 for a free consultation and let us fight in your corner.
Dennis P. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Georgia
Christopher A. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Michigan