In our previous blog post, we touched on the many causes of semitruck accidents. If you recall, these accidents can be the fault of the trucker, the trucking company, or various other entities. One of the primary things that we have to determine in a trucking accident case is who we need to name as defendants in the case.
Coming to the conclusion about which people and parties should be held accountable in your claim for compensation isn't something that is always easy. We might have to do a bit of investigative work to make this determination. We will likely need to go through the accident report and seek out various other sources of information, including the trucker's driving log.
Once we determine the defendants in the case, we can then move forward with the lawsuit. We will determine what types of damages you have suffered and what types of damages you are likely to suffer in the future, which is another important aspect of your case. Generally, once you are awarded compensation, whether through a settlement or a judgment, you won't be able to come back later to seek more compensation if your injuries end up being more costly than anticipated. This means that we need to get the figures for your claim right.
If you are thinking that it is difficult to accurately estimate what things will cost in the future, you are correct. We can utilize resources at our disposal to help make this determination to the best of our ability so that we can move forward with your lawsuit.