Accidents caused by the negligence of 18 wheeler operators can be devastating to the human beings involved.
A fully laden commercial vehicle can pack an 80,000lb punch when it collides with a passenger car. Combine this weight with highway speed and you’re talking about the kind of force it takes to put the space shuttle into orbit.
As soon as possible after a collision with an 18 wheeler you need to send a legal notice to the motor carrier advising it to preserve all documentation, including driver’s logs and digital data recorded onboard its vehicle at the time of the collision. This needs to be done quickly, or there is a danger this compelling evidence may be destroyed.
To send an effective notice like this, it’s a good idea to contact a lawyer with experience litigating 18 wheeler accidents.
Eighteen wheeler insurers take a notoriously uncooperative stance when it comes to negotiating claims quickly and fairly. Because of the high value of insurance policies on most commercial vehicles, unless the incident involves catastrophic loss and the liability issues are relatively clear, it almost always takes litigation to secure a reasonable settlement.
Winocour Law has significant experience litigating injury cases against commercial vehicle operators in Texas. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation immediately after you have been hit by an 18 wheeler.