Anyone who has ever been involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer – and lives to tell about it – will point out that aside from the often arduous physical recovery, the battle of insurers can be exhausting.
In many cases, the tractor-trailers are owned by own firm. The cargo is owned by another company. There is sometimes a middleman who arranges these contracts. Drivers in many cases are subcontractors. All of this makes for tricky legal questions when it comes to which insurance company foots the bill when the truck driver is at-fault for the accident.
All of the companies and insurers involved are going to be looking out for their own interests first and foremost. The assistance of an experienced truck accident lawyer can be critical to ensuring that the victim’s rights are not lost in all of this. Continue reading