Which State Law Applies
This is the first issue that must be determined in a truck injury case. Sometimes it is clear and sometimes it is not. Often a driver lives in one state, the truck company is in another state and the accident happened in a completely different state. In an attempt to resolve this issue and provide some stability Truck Companies often will have the employee sign a choice of law agreement when they work for the company. Many states have ruled these are enforceable but not every state. The bottom line is you need to take a stand on this issue fairly early as some states benefits are better than others. As such, you should contact a lawyer or the department of labor for the relevant states to know where you stand. It is also advisable that you speak with a law firm that has experience in addressing this issue. If you are uncertain where you claim should be filed please feel free to contact The Higgins Firm now.