Overview of Truck Accident Lawsuits

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Trucks are a very important tool of business for industries of all sizes. Commercial trucks are capable of transporting goods in large batches. So with the increasing number of commerce and industries, there are a lot of trucks transporting tons of goods every day.

But problems come with the usefulness also. And the major problem about trucks is fatal accidents. And truck accidents are way more dangerous than passenger car accidents.

If you had an accident where a commercial truck was at negligence, then you must get an accident attorney and file a case. But remember that it’s not always the driver you are after. Because accidents can cause from a heavy weight the truck was carrying in a slippery road, just an example though. But if you are sure that the accident was the result of someone’s negligence then filing a lawsuit is compulsory to get proper recovery.

What to Do

If you are a victim of a truck accident then go through the following:

  1. Get medical attention. This is your top priority.
  2. Try to find out the reason behind the accident. If you think you were not the one responsible for the accident then carry out the rest of the steps.
  3. Collect necessary information and evidences. This may include photographs, newspaper articles, your damage records and hospital bills, etc.
  4. If there was any witness to the accident, then collect their names and numbers. Make sure to verify the contact information because you will need to contact them for the case.
  5. Get a personal injury attorney. And discuss about the accident and your rights with only with him/her.

An attorney will carry out basically everything to protect you and get you your rights.

Outcome of a Truck Accident Case

There might be several responsible parties for a single accident. In truck accident cases both the driver and Truck Company can be held responsible if they had any negligence.

Outcome of accident cases are determined by the damages it caused to you. And they can be both economical and uneconomical. As example, a truck accident can cause you physical damage like cuts and bruises, or [1]maybe broken bones in serious cases. But if it was a collision with your car then the repair cost of the car will be added with the total damage as well. And then you can claim that amount from the defendant. You may also get a structured settlement if the accident was serious. In that case you will receive a certain amount for a certain period of time.

 

In the end, all I can say is that, never lose hope after an accident. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” – just like Milton Berle said. It can be real terrifying to face any accident. But don’t let the fear take over you and fight for your rights.

 

Stephen Zee

8 Comments
  1. Edward T

    April 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Proving an injury from a low-impact accident can be a daunting task for any personal injury attorney. Typically, an accident reconstruction expert may have to be retained and credible medical testimony provided before a dubious insurance adjuster can be convinced of the validity of an injury claim resulting from a low-impact accident.

  2. Tiffany Mer

    April 16, 2014 at 5:12 am

    If you are contacted by the other driver’s insurance company, you do not need to provide them with any information other than your basic contact information. Nor should you feel pressured to provide them with an immediate description of your injuries. A personal injury lawyer who handles auto accident injuries can help you negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company or decide whether your case should be heard in court.

  3. Ronald G.

    April 17, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    When an accident is serious enough to cause fatal or severe injuries, or if alcohol was involved, the state will probably prosecute the driver who was at fault. But for all other car accidents, you, the other driver, and your insurance companies may be left to deal with medical bills and car repair expenses. Often these issues are ultimately resolved in court.

  4. Louis C.bell

    April 18, 2014 at 10:24 am

    There are many ways to find a qualified car accident lawyer. Referrals from friends and family or online may be a good start. However, not all attorney referral services are the same and unless you have unlimited hours to spend asking for referrals, you may wish to find a car accident lawyer in your area using one of several quality-assured lawyer directories, such as FindLaw, devoted to connecting you to an experienced lawyer.

  5. John MM

    April 19, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    An experienced car accident lawyer can help you get compensation to cover any losses incurred due to the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and car repairs. In some states, a car accident lawyer may help you recover when a loved one is killed, especially if reckless driving, speeding, or drunk-driving was involved.

  6. Andrue

    April 20, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Finally, and perhaps most importantly, having an attorney who is knowledgeable about the law evens the playing field, especially when you are going up against the experience and vast resources of a large insurance company.

  7. Donald Fisher

    April 21, 2014 at 7:50 am

    If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may need to hire a car accident lawyer. A good car accident lawyer can help you recover losses resulting from a motor vehicle accident and/or reduce the hefty amount of paperwork, “red tape”, and hassle often associated with car accident insurance claims. Knowing when to contact or hire a car accident lawyer can make the difference between a justly resolved case and owing or losing large monetary damages.

  8. Gary Trimmer

    April 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    An attorney can advise you of any time limits (called statutes of limitations) that can bar you from filing a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. For instance, in many states you must file your lawsuit within two years of your car accident or be forever prohibited from filing your lawsuit. An attorney will also be able to inform you about any special exceptions to the statute of limitations — for minors, for example.

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