You take great care around trucks. You are aware of the danger and do your utmost to make yourself known and conspicuous to the drivers of eighteen wheelers. Unfortunately, your usual caution was of no avail in your recent accident. You are quite certain that the accident was the fault of the other driver; that there is no good reason why they should have plowed into you.
As you recover your health, you should consider taking legal action against the trucking company.
Why It Is Really About The Trucking Company
The driver is an employee of a trucking company. You should not be dissuaded or made uncertain about suing on the basis that you can either get little money from a truck operator or that you are ruining the career of a fellow worker just trying to get by. Truck drivers are professionals. They are given special and extensive training on how to operate their rigs on the road in a safe way.
However, there are other policies pursued by trucking companies that nullify the training and qualifications of truck drivers. Trucking companies give incentives that almost dare drivers to break the law and make themselves unfit to drive; they also set impossible targets and turn-around times that make it hard for operators to get proper rest. You may find that the driver who hit you had very little sleep and was therefore not as sharp and alert as they should have been.
Hiring A Lawyer
At the moment all you have is a suspicion and the makings of a possible claim. Taking concrete action requires you to hire a truck accident lawyer. Such a lawyer has specialized knowledge about cases like yours. You must be able to prove the wrongdoing of the driver; and you must be able to make a case for holding the trucking company they belong to accountable.
It is not a straightforward matter. You need someone who is tough, disciplined, and experienced. Only a lawyer who knows the law in this area will be able to help you succeed. Your lawyer will be able to gather the right evidence, employ witness testimony, introduce strong forensic analysis, and link all of this to the relevant bits of law.
You Are Right To Pursue Justice
The accident has led to the piling up of medical bills; it has also put you out of work for some time, which means you have been deprived of wages. In seeking compensation, you are only looking to get what is right and fair. The fact of the matter is that bills must still be paid. The people who made it impossible for you to do this should pay.
The law suit you file against the trucking company need not go to trial. They may want to settle the matter out of court. This will save you a great deal of time and additional money for court costs. However, you must ensure that you get the kind of settlement that is just.