The main steps in a commercial truck case are quite different than car crash cases. There is a lot of investigation that goes into these types of claims. It involves a lot of federal regulations. You need an attorney that understands these federal regulations. In addition to that, you need someone who can go into and fully investigate the ownership interests that are involved with these semi-trucks. Unlike a car, where one person has insurance on their vehicle, in a semi-truck case, there can be multiple parties that have layers of coverage. If your attorney doesn’t know how to properly investigate the claim and the ownership, there may be levels of insurance that are not even investigated or put on notice of the claim.
If you have serious and significant injuries from a wreck with a big rig semi, you very likely will need every layer of insurance that’s available. You have to have someone who has the know-how and the experience of dealing with them and fully investigating it. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible because they will need to get to work on these claims right away.