If have been injured in a car accident with a truck from United Van Lines, or any other company, you will have extensive damages – not just injuries to your body but damages to your vehicle as well. It can be very challenging to deal with an insurance company after a car accident.
A personal injury lawyer might be able to help you get your claim resolved so you can get your life back on track.
Determining Fault in a Crash
Catastrophic injuries can result from a crash with big trucks. To be successful at winning a personal injury claim and getting the compensation that you need following a vehicle crash such as this, you must prove the other party is liable for the damages you suffered.
That means you have to prove the company itself or their driver was at fault.
To make sure your rights are protected and to get the damages you deserve, consult with a personal injury lawyer. As part of the process, your truck accident attorney will thoroughly investigate the accident to prove any acts of negligence and to show that the trucking company or its driver was the reason for the crash.
Examples of Negligent Actions That Cause Commercial Truck Accidents
- Driving while intoxicated - Driving while drunk from alcohol consumption or while under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs.
- Maintenance and mechanical problems with the truck - Failing to adhere to a proper maintenance schedule or faulty parts on the truck.
- Fatigued driving - Driving too long and/or while drowsy.
- Reckless driving or speeding - Driving too fast, ignoring traffic laws, running stop signs.
- Distracted driving - Reading magazines, texting while driving, eating.
If the driver did any of these above actions while he or she was driving and right before your collision occurred, you might be eligible to get a personal injury settlement. Talk with a personal injury lawyer to determine who was at fault for the crash before you file a claim.
A collision with a semi truck can shatter dreams. The medical bills are mounting. You are unable to work. Filing a personal injury claim against United Van Lines, or any other company, is the first step in recovering your losses, but you cannot do it alone.
You may want to seek the help of an experienced commercial truck accident attorney. Schedule a consultation today.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against United Van Lines, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.