The sheer size and weight of commercial trucks makes trucking accidents more dangerous and the associated injuries more devastating than the typical fender bender. Trucking companies and their drivers need to assure that the drivers are qualified, not overworked, and that the cargo they are transporting is safe for the road. Unfortunately, the trucking companies and their drivers make mistake that put other drivers and passengers on the road at risk and cause significant injuries when an accident occurs.
If you were injured or someone you love was killed in a trucking accident in Montana, you may be entitled to a financial recovery. The following are all common causes of trucking accidents that can support victims’ claims for compensation:
Don’t forget that someone else may be responsible for causing the accident, as well. Maybe a negligent car driver cut off the truck without leaving the trucker enough space to avoid a collision. Or, maybe another vehicle’s brakes failed, triggering a multi-vehicle collision that ultimately led to your injuries. Trucking accident cases are often extremely complex, and at Billings Injury Lawyer we will work tirelessly to conduct a thorough investigation and identify all of the parties that are accountable for your losses.
- Box trucks
- Tractor trailers and 18-wheelers
- Delivery trucks
- Refrigerator trucks
- Dump trucks
- Flatbed trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Log carrier trucks
- Utility trucks
- Tanker trucks
- Other commercial vehicles
If you hire us to handle your case, we take that responsibility personally. As a result, we consult with and hire trusted experts to assist us with investigating the cause (or causes) of the accident. While the law does not allow accident victims to “double dip” and obtain full recoveries from multiple parties, it does entitle victims to hold all responsible parties accountable for their losses. Since certain at-fault parties may not be able to compensate you beyond the coverage limits of their insurance policies, to make sure that you recover maximum compensation, it is critical that you pursue claims against each party that contributed to causing the accident.
The first and most important step to take after being injured is seeking medical attention for your injuries. If you are not sure where to go for medical treatment, we can recommend physicians who can treat you while also helping us build your
We begin investigating your case as soon as possible after the accident. You can bet that the liable party and their insurance company is doing the same. The goal of the investigation is to collect evidence that we can use to prove who was at fault in the collision. Once we know who is at fault, then we can begin the process of fighting for just compensation.
Most trucking accident cases are resolved through out-of- court settlements involving the at-fault parties’ insurance companies. We will use your medical records, the evidence collected during the investigation, and other evidence in order to seek to negotiate a favorable settlement as quickly as possible.
While our goal is always to secure a top-dollar settlement, we prepare each case for the possibility of If a fair settlement is not on the table, we will need to go to court to protect your rights. Unlike other firms that do not litigate their clients’ cases, we maintain a robust civil litigation practice and have significant experience fighting for our clients in court.
If your case goes to trial, we will use the evidence we collected and the steps we took in preparation in order to convince the judge or jury to award you a just verdict. While the outcome of trial is never guaranteed, when settlement is not an option, going to court may be what it takes to secure the compensation that you deserve.