18wheeler-FAQ

18 Wheeler Accidents

How do I handle trucking companies or their insurance carriers after a truck accident?

You should immediately consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer. Truck companies have their own investigators and attorneys working hard to dismiss liability. One of the worst decisions individuals can make is to negotiate directly with trucking companies, insurance adjusters, or the trucking company lawyers. Most trucking companies are highly skilled at truck accident investigation and claims. Anything you say or sign may be held against you further down the road.

Is the investigation of a truck accident important?

It is critical. A thorough investigation must be performed to establish the fault of another. An investigation will include the examination of the scene and vehicles involved, and obtaining of statements from witnesses. Be sure that you do not move your vehicle after the accident. It will be a major part of the investigation.Trucking companies will perform their own investigation immediately after the accident. It is important that you retain a lawyer who immediately investigates the case to evaluate liability and any potential at-fault defendants.

Who can be sued in an accident involving commercial trucks?

The person and/or company responsible and at fault for causing the accident can be sued. This includes the truck driver and the trucking company, the owner of the trailer, the shipper, as well as any other driver, person or entity who in anyway contributed to the accident, such as the manufacturer of one of the vehicles involved in the accident, the manufacturer of a tire that contributed to the accident or the owner of any public or private property whose negligence contributed to the accident.

Consulting with an experienced truck accident lawyer can help determine what role the responsible parties played in contributing to the accident.

How much does your firm charge to handle a tractor-trailer truck accident personal injury claim?

Hopkins, Barvie & Hopkins, PLLC. charges clients of personal injury claims on a contingency basis. What that means is the attorney is only paid if he or she wins money damages for you – the client. The fee agreement is usually a percentage of the amount recovered. This makes it possible for anyone to have access to the justice system and representation that is equal to the best that insurance companies, trucking companies and other defendants can hire.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Office 
Hopkins, Barvie & Hopkins, P.L.L.C. 
2701 24th Avenue 
Gulfport, MS 39501 
Phone: 228-864-2200 
Toll Free: 800-421-3629 
Fax: 228-868-9358 
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561 Main Street 
Walnut, MS 38683 
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