Truck Accident Attorneys In California Know What To Do After You've Been Hit By A Truck
Truck accident cases are challenging, because trucking companies and their insurance companies will aggressively defend themselves to avoid responsibility. That is why you need to work with a law firm with a proven track record of success in truck accident lawsuits. At Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie, we have been representing injured accident victims since 1974. Our truck accident lawyers know how to use physical evidence and witness testimony to build a strong case on your behalf. Contact us at 949-752-7474.
Truck accidents are a pretty serious thing because you are talking about a large mass hitting a car that’s a smaller mass, and so when you have mass it’s force, and it’s force applied to you. Think of a train striking you and your car. It’s a lot different than a car striking your car, and that’s because of the mass. Now trucking companies and their drivers, they are very intent on making sure that, number one, they don’t have to pay out to injury victims, and, number two, the drivers don’t want to admit anything that it’s their fault because if they get too many of these accidents too, generally, they can’t get a job in trucking, so their livelihoods on the line. So typically what we see in truck companies is they will send out an investigator immediately, even while the truck is still on the scene. They will collect evidence that helps them, not helps you. They may even interfere with the police investigations which we’ve had on a couple occasions where they have done that.
So if you have been involved in a truck accident, you need to get somebody that represents you and quickly, because they are already going to have people trying to talk to witnesses, convince witnesses as to what they saw, things that would try and help or benefit the truck company.