Accidents involving commercial trucks do occur on the roads and highways of Hawaii. A commercial truck is one that is used to transport goods for a business and is rather large. You may know them as 18-wheelers or tractor trailers and because they are so much larger than ordinary vehicles, being involved in a truck accident usually results in serious injuries. A Hawaii truck accident lawyer can give you advice about how you can collect compensation for any financial loss you suffer as a result of a truck accident for which you are not responsible.
A Hawaii truck accident lawyer will have to do some investigation and gather evidence before he/she can come up with a figure that you should ask for when you sue the insurance company of the truck driver’s employer. There are factors that help to determine the amount of settlement. These include:
The Hawaii lawyer that you choose will work to determine the cause of the truck accident. This can also impact your settlement. Quite often the drivers are travelling at excessive speeds because they are trying to meet a deadline or are driving while they are really tired. Sometimes the trucks are overloaded or the driver feels that since he/she is driving a really large truck, all other traffic should defer and give him the right of way.
When a truck driver is at fault in a truck accident, you have the right to contact a Hawaii truck accident lawyer and sue for damages. You do need the services of a lawyer because large trucking companies often have a team of lawyers behind them that will work to try and prove that you were at fault or will try to diminish the amount of the settlement as much as possible. The adjusters who investigate the accident for the company represent the company – not you.
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