Truck Accident Myths
If you or someone you love was recently injured in a truck accident, you may have heard a lot of conflicting information from your friends, coworkers, or even Internet searches about truck accident claims. At Matt Hardin Law, our legal team knows that there’s a lot of conflicting information out there about truck accident cases and how the legal process plays out for victims who pursue compensation.
To clear up some of these questions, our La Vergne truck accident lawyers created a list of some of the top truck accident Myths below. If you still have any questions or concerns about your truck accident after reading the list, don’t hesitate to contact our legal team. Just dial (615) 200-1111 or fill out a free online form. We’re here to help you gain the knowledge you need to feel confident in your claim.
Myth: Big trucking companies and insurance providers make it impossible to get settlements after accidents.
Truth: Although trucking companies and their insurance providers often do everything in their power to prevent paying out full compensation to victims and their families, they’re no match for an experienced truck accident attorney who knows how to build claims that get results. A law firm that takes the time to collect evidence that provides their client’s injuries as well as the driver or trucking company’s negligence—including driver rest schedules, maintenance records, and loading reports—can present a claim that even the toughest insurance adjusters can’t ignore.
Myth: Filing a claim for compensation against a truck driver or trucking company means I’ll spend years in a courtroom.
Truth: While some truck accident claims can take a few years to settle, the majority of truck accident victims get their money much sooner than that. In addition, it’s rare for truck accident claims to go to court, as most trucking companies and insurance providers would rather settle the claim. In the event that a claim does go to court, victims don’t spend much time inside the courtroom, and attorneys generally go to the courtroom on their clients’ behalf—especially if they are too injured to comfortably sit in court.
Myth: It’s easy to get compensation for truck accident injuries by filing a claim on your own.
Truth: Victims who file claims for compensation without the help and guidance of an experienced truck accident attorney fight an uphill battle that rarely ends with them receiving the compensation they need. Trucking companies and their insurance providers are out to protect their profits at all costs, and reducing or denying claims from injured victims is one of their first steps. Without having knowledge of Tennessee accident law or the ability to collect and analyze evidence, many truck accident victims are left without recourse if they don’t have an experienced attorney on their side.
Myth: Truck driver sleep schedules makes them adequately rested for driving.
Truth: Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires that truck drivers follow strict schedules for sleeping and breaks to decrease the chances of drowsy driving accidents, drivers often ignore these regulations to increase their own pay. Drivers who are fatigued or sleep-deprived are much more likely to cause serious accidents than drivers who are adequately rested.
These are just a few of the most common Myths we see in our practice as La Vergne truck accident lawyers. If you need legal representation for your truck accident, get the experience and dedication of the legal team at Matt Hardin Law on your side today.