Trucking accidents are never a small matter. There are many rules and regulations that the drivers must follow to operate these large vehicles safely and legally. For this reason if you are a victim of an accident involving a tractor trailers you may be entitled to your full settlement.
Unlike civilians, the drivers of these trucks have a greater responsibility while they are operating on the motorway. Due to the regulations and statutes that drivers have to uphold there is a greater chance that they have broken one of these regulations when they are at fault for an accident.
Another thing to note is that due to the insurance policies that these large firms have for their drivers the settlement for an accident is rarely below what the plaintiff is seeking. In civilian cases, the defendant may only be asked to pay what he or she can “afford”. This differs from cases involving semi-trucks where the defendant may be forced to pay a larger sum regardless of the insurance they currently have.
Because of the importance of the settlement in these cases, they tend to drag on for a longer period of time than cases involving two individual citizens. However, they are similar in that most cases reach a settlement outside of the courtroom.
If you need assistance fighting for the amount that you deserve after suffering a personal injury due to the negligence or misconduct of a semi-truck please call or visit our firm today so we can help retrieve what’s yours.
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Labrie, Pouliot, LaRocque & Guiel, P.C. handles medical malpractice cases in Hampden and Hampshire County MA, including Chicopee, Holyoke, and Springfield MA.