Truck accidents are among the most dangerous vehicle accidents that motorists can be involved in. Big trucks weigh up to 80,000 pounds and can be dozens of feet in length. That means even the largest passenger vehicles, including oversized SUVs and pickup trucks, are no match for them during crashes.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has many rules and regulations concerning the truck industry, and most of those are designed to help keep truck drivers and others on U.S. highways and interstates safe. But even when truck drivers, truck owners, and truck companies are in clear violation of FMCSA rules and accidents occur, victims may find it difficult to get the compensation they deserve.
Because truck accident claims can involve multiple parties, and because the injuries associated with them are often severe and disabling, the amount of compensation that victims can obtain is often substantial. Insurance companies know that, but they’re not in business to pay big settlements to anyone—even innocent victims.
While insurance companies are usually reluctant to pay fair claims, they may be even more resistant in truck accident cases. Unfortunately, they often get away with it, especially when victims aren’t represented by law firms that understand FMCSA regulations and the legal process.
At Ponce Law, our Nashville truck accident lawyers have helped many victims just like you get the compensation they deserve after crashes that weren’t their fault. Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you or deny you the money you need. Call us today for a free consultation.