Truck Accident Lawyer Hawaii
The results of a truck accident can be devastating. Given the large size and weight of the vehicles involved, truck accidents can cause severe injuries and serious property damage.
Commercial trucks can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds when carrying a full load, while a small car or trucks weighs about 3,000 pounds by comparison. When a passenger vehicle collides with a commercial truck, the effects can change the lives of the victims and their families forever.
Once you’ve been involved in a truck accident, it’s important to select an lawyer with the necessary experience to handle this particular kind of case. Our lawyers have extensive experience with the laws surrounding truck accidents in Hawaii. We push forward with aggressive determination in order to ensure our clients collect all the damages owed to them.
Contact one of our Hawaii truck accident lawyers immediately following your involvement in an accident. This will aid in our efforts to conduct a rigorous investigation, which is a crucial element of establishing a winning case. You can rest easy knowing that everything you discuss with your lawyer will be kept in full confidence. The client/lawyer relationship has the privilege of full confidentiality. This means that only the two of you will be privileged to the details regarding your case. It’s vital to discuss everything you know about your case with your lawyer. Leaving out the most minute detail could potentially be detrimental to your case in the end. And you can be certain that insurance companies will do everything in their power to find and exploit such details.
Remember, insurance companies are in the business of making profits. That means paying you less in the event of an accident. Our lawyers will fight for you, not for any other person or party.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be caused by many the same conditions that cause car accidents, but also come with a set of unique circumstances that can make truck accident claims somewhat more difficult and complicated, including:
- Lack of trucking experience
- Oversized truck
- Overloaded truck
- Driving too many hours without taking a break
- Large blind-spots (caused by trailers)
While truck accidents can involve complex circumstances, sometimes factors other than the truck accident itself make the case difficult to navigate in the absence of an lawyer.
Liability in a Truck Accident Case
An experienced truck accident lawyer will be familiar with the state and federal regulations and rules surrounding truck driving. Also, during a truck accident claim, several different parties may be liable, such as:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The truck owner
- The truck maintenance company
Your Hawaii truck accident lawyer will be able to help you figure out who should be held liable for you or your loved one’s accident injuries. In addition, they will work with the insurance companies of all involved parties and determine where the truck accident claim ought to be filed in (if the trucking company is located in a different state).