Experienced Commercial Carriers Make Litigating Truck Accidents a Business
When the drivers of two passenger cars are involved in a traffic accident, it’s almost always going to be an interaction between “amateurs” — the typical private vehicle driver isn’t likely to have the knowledge and experience to face a traffic accident knowing exactly what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. They’ll likely know to exchange identification and insurance information, to snap a few pictures, and to call for help from first responders if there has been significant vehicle damage or injuries involved. Beyond that, most drivers will turn the process over to the folks who “know what to do” — the police officer to prepare a traffic collision report, insurance adjusters to handle property damage claims, perhaps an attorney if there is an injury claim. Commercial carriers like trucking companies and bus companies, however, are different – they will have experienced many, many traffic incidents with their vehicles and staff, and they, their insurers, and their attorneys make investigating and litigating truck accidents a routine business with well-established procedures. A private individual trying to resolve an injury claim from a truck accident will typically be fighting with at least one hand tied behind their back.