Accident Attorney: Savior After Truck Accident

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Commercial trucks are useful in the rising of businesses all over the world. The trucks transport lots and lots of goods relating to food industry, electronic products, everyday products and even glamorous cars. But what happens if the trucks have an accident? And how does an accident attorney gets involved?

Safety Measure

Ever heard the saying, “Prepare and avoid, don’t repair and be sorry”. You must always be cautious. Be ready for whatever that can occur on the road. And have a good insurance plan as a standby at all times. As no matter how far you drive safe, there is at all times a probability of a crash.

One of 11 trucks has the danger of crash. While the causality rate is lesser than cars, it can seriously damage you or any other party involved in the accident.

If you still get held up in an accident – don’t fear the aftermaths. Right after an accident, get out and look nearby for anyone wounded. In the time being call 911. And wait for their paramedics to arrive. Usually they take up to 8 minutes. So hold yourself in one piece while they come for help. They will take proper care of you and take necessary actions.

Then What?

After the event is reported, your insurance provider will give you their first proposal. The first one is generally low so you can avoid that. Well, then they will start gathering evidence of their own to shape a case against you. But why? So that they can protect the huge stack of money that they collected and assured to pay you back.

This is where an injury attorney can help you. And the quicker you call one, the faster he will prepare your case against the insurance provider.

Lawyer’s Power

Don’t fail to recall what Jeremy Bentham stated, “The supremacy of the attorney is in the vagueness of the law”.

That’s correct! Lawyers are expert in the works of the law. They have struggled in numerous cases like this one before and know enough about the pros and cons to win your case. If they think they can’t, they will lead you to accept the offer by your insurance provider.

So, if you ever get trapped up in a truck accident claim, use the above guidelines. It will support you all the way. But all the time remember to be cautious on the roads and make sure you drive safe, free of risk. Because, “For protection is not a tool, but a state of awareness”.

 

Article By: Daniel Dent

16 Comments
  1. Steve W.

    July 13, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I remember a truck vs. car accident in my area. The truck first slammed into a Nissan Murano that had stopped behind a SUV and then kept going. The car was tossed hundreds of feet down the highway and exploded. I was talking to my wife on a cell phone at the time of the accident. She also heard the sounds of the crash as it happened.

  2. David Miller

    July 13, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Passenger vehicle is simply no match for a large truck, which is likely to be 20 or 30 times the weight of a car. And there are lots of paper work finding compensation for those persons often catastrophically injured – their lives permanently changed, damaged or lost in trucking accidents.
    From my experience, when there is a tractor trailer wreck it often involves multiple serious injuries or multiple fatalities. When you look at the cost of medical expenses for someone involved in this kind of accident, it can exceed a million dollars in a heartbeat.

  3. Richardson Harris

    July 14, 2015 at 4:42 am

    In a wrongful death action, the jury determines the size of the damages award after hearing the evidence. The jury’s determination is not the final word, however, and the size of the award may be adjusted upward or downward by the court for a variety of reasons. For example, if the decedent routinely squandered his income, this might reduce the family’s recovery. Similarly, the courts will reduce a jury’s award if the decedent had poor earnings, even though he was young, had great potential, and supported several children. At the same time, a jury may award lost earnings despite the decedent’s having been unemployed, if he had worked in the past and if the plaintiff presented evidence of the decedent’s average earnings while employed. If the plaintiff fails to present such evidence of the decedent’s average earnings, the court may set aside the jury’s damage award and order a new trial.

  4. Tim Matthews

    July 15, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    The lack of safety in the trucking industry is a “national public safety crisis”. According to a new analysis of information gathered by the AAJ from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), as many as 4000 Americans a year are killed in collisions with trucks that have incurred thousands of safety violations, such as defective brakes, bad tires or loads that dangerously exceed weight limits. Many of the truck drivers involved have little or no training and many others have a history of drug and alcohol abuse.

  5. Elliot S.

    July 18, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Major trucking companies often carry more than a million dollars in liability insurance. However, since the industry was deregulated in the ’80s, trucking companies can operate with as little as $750,000 in liability insurance for basic trucking and as little as $1 million for trucks carrying hazardous goods. So its quite a risk.

  6. Rogelio

    November 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Some states treat it as a form of pain and suffering, others treat it as a distinct kind of damage in an accident or injury case.

  7. Waylon

    November 2, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    When an accident or injury has left a person deformed or disfigured, e.g., by scars or other permanent effects on personal appearance, the injured person (the “plaintiff”) may be able to collect damages for any mental suffering that arises due to awareness of the disfigurement.

  8. Tomas Leopoldo

    November 3, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    These damages are sometimes included as an element of other types of damages, such as mental anguish. This type of recovery is permitted if the plaintiff proves that he or she will need continued medical care as a result of the accident or injury.

  9. Elwood

    November 4, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    A plaintiff must show that the expenses are related to medical conditions resulting from his or her injury. The total amount of medical expenses is sometimes used as a rough guide to decide whether the overall award of damages is reasonable.

  10. marquis

    November 5, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    What you can recover will depend upon the kind of damages you experienced because of the accident or injury — both during and after the incident. In some cases, your family members may also be entitled to recover, to the extent that your injury affected their relationship with you.

  11. Bradford

    November 6, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I was having a similar problem…..and these really helped a lot :) Thumb up (Y) (Y) (Y)

  12. Charley

    November 7, 2015 at 2:42 am

    An award for past and future physical pain in connection with an accident or injury. To place a monetary value on pain and suffering, the jury considers the nature of the injury, the certainty of future pain, its severity, and how long the plaintiff is likely to be in pain.

  13. Granville

    November 8, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    The time period for collecting judgments in many states is ten years, but after that expires you can usually renew the judgment for another ten years.

    • STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

      November 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      But thats a lot of trouble, better get it done withing the time period.

  14. Ted T.

    November 9, 2015 at 4:00 am

    The proof must be sufficient for the jury to make an approximate estimate of the cost, i.e. through the medical opinion of a treating doctor. The cost of hiring somebody to do things around the house while the plaintiff is recuperating from an accident or injury, provided that the expense would not have been incurred had the plaintiff not been injured. These kinds of damages are sometimes included as part of medical expenses.

  15. Hyman

    November 10, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Some courts have held that permanent disability damages can include not only disabilities that are objectively determined, but also disabilities that the plaintiff subjectively perceives.

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