When an accident between a passenger car and commercial truck occurs, there tends to be more serious injuries rather than two passenger cars. If you have been involved in a car accident with a commercial truck, contact Boston’s Harrington & Harrington to discuss your case.
Collect Accident Reports
If you’ve been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, but are unsure who is at fault, it can be determined by the accident reports. Local Boston police will access the accident, collect any statements from witnesses and offer a verification of who was at fault. You should recognize that the truck driver doesn’t have to be completely at fault to be accountable for any injuries you endured.
Figure out who the Truck Driver Works for
If the driver works directly for a company, that company is responsible for the accident and any injuries you received from it. You have the option to sue the driver and their company, but depending on the situation, your lawyer may only want to sue the company.
If the driver is an independent contractor, you can only press charges against that driver, but not the company they were driving for.
Responsibility is Established
Once it is known that the truck driver is at fault, you’ll need to make known of any losses or injuries that occurred because of the accident. Losses could be anything from lost wages to time out of work. There are various aspects that determine if compensation is needed in a personal injury lawsuit. The judge will take the following into consideration:
- Numerous medical bills
- Lost your job
- Not able to work
With any lawsuit involved with a personal injury, all losses are measured, including direct and any pain or suffering. Before meeting with your lawyer, make sure to have any and all medical treatments recorded and with you. This will show your amount of functionality, any treatments and the possibility of recovering from the accident.
Like any lawsuit, a personal injury case can become complicated quickly. It’s important to have an educated and qualified personal injury lawyer on your side. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident with a commercial truck, contact your local Boston lawyer, Harrington & Harrington, at 617-227-1795.