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I went to truck driving school, wrote the book on truck accident cases, and was the first chair of the re-formed American Association for Justice's Trucking Litigation Group. I have tried and won truck accident cases across the country, working as co-counsel with top-notch attorneys screened for quality, knowledge and results. In these cases, my clients get the benefits of having two firms work for them while only paying one fee. When I join a local attorney as co-counsel, it doesn't cost the client a penny more. Trials can be the best way to maximize rewards. I spend a lot of time in the courtroom and if you want me to, I will take your case all the way.
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In truck collisions, federal regulations require that certain essential evidence only be maintained for a limited amount of time. For instance, the truck driver's log may be destroyed after six months if an attorney does not obtain a court order or take other immediate action.
Federal regulations also require over the road trucks to carry various levels of insurance coverage, depending on the nature of materials hauled. Many times, trucking, hauling, and leasing companies may argue over which insurance company is responsible for compensating the victim in a truck collision. Current federal regulations protect the innocent party by helping to ensure coverage.
The truck company may not pay your medical bills immediately. However your own insurance will often contain medical payment provisions to pay for bills ranging from funeral costs to x-rays. Many people are reluctant to involve their own insurance company in any medical claims process. However, most insurance policies require you to notify your insurance company of any collision in which you have been involved.
It is usually in your best interest not to sign a medical release or authorization and not to give a statement to the trucking company or any insurance company before contacting an attorney.
After a serious collision, the trucking company's claims adjuster begins to protect the trucking company's interests immediately. An investigator will begin to collect evidence in order to defend or minimize the claim. The trucking company may also attempt to steer you away from legal counsel, because they know that if you have an attorney, you are statistically likely to receive a greater settlement. The trucking company takes immediate measures to actively insure that they are protected against your claim as much as possible. What have you done to protect yourself and your family as the result of permanent disability, a fatal collision, or other tragedy?