If you suffer injuries in a traffic accident in Rhode Island or Connecticut, you may find yourself dealing with a variety of professionals, including doctors, insurance adjusters and auto mechanics. You may not think of adding an attorney to that list, but this is something you may want to consider, especially if your accident involved a tractor-trailer or other large, commercial vehicle.
To begin with, the extent of your injuries may be quite severe, perhaps more severe than those you may have suffered in an accident with a vehicle similar in size to your own. In fact, it is possible you may have lost a loved one in the accident. Dealing with these losses can be devastating. While you may not be ready to think about the financial cost of your accident, you will soon be facing those issues, and an attorney may be able to lighten the burden for you.
You deserve justice
You may not think of yourself as the kind of person who files lawsuits. Nevertheless, the courts exist to provide the opportunity for victims to seek justice. Your situation may be one in which you can claim compensation because someone else's negligence caused you suffering and pain. This compensation may not return your life to normal, but it may relieve you of some of the financial burden the accident has caused.
When dealing with commercial vehicles, it is important to consider how much is at stake. Those in the trucking industry place other drivers at risk simply with the size and weight of their vehicles. In addition, many factors may contribute to a catastrophic accident, for example:
- A trucking company does not carefully vet or train its driver.
- A truck manufacturer uses defective parts.
- A shipping company improperly loads its cargo.
- A contracted mechanic fails to inspect or repair the vehicle.
- A trucking company places unreasonable demands on its drivers.
- A truck driver is distracted, impaired or fatigued.
You may not know how to investigate these factors or use the evidence to make your case. However, you also may not know how to treat your own injuries or repair your vehicle, so you contact professionals. Seeking the representation of an experienced attorney is often a wise move if you suffer injuries or the tragic loss of a loved one in a truck accident. Such an attorney will have the knowledge and resources to prepare and present your case and to fight for the justice you deserve.