Last Updated on December 17, 2020 by Theodore Spaulding
Were you injured in a truck accident? Do you need help filing a lawsuit? If you sustained injuries in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, we can help. Our law firm has recovered millions in compensation for our clients.
More than anything we understand how you feel and what you are going through right now. Contact us at any time for a free consultation and together we will review your case. In the meantime, learn more about who we are and the process of filing a claim.
How will a lawyer help me after a truck accident?
By making sure you get the most compensation for your injuries and other losses. We know that the aftermath of a truck crash can be overwhelming for the victims. Trying to navigate the legal system can be frustrating to those unfamiliar with the process.
As experienced professionals, let us do a thorough investigation and build a strong case so we can negotiate with the other parties involved. Your focus should be on recovery.
What is the Process For A Truck Accident Claim?
Depending on the details of the accident it can vary, but you should expect the following to happen.
Investigating. Before we even file a lawsuit, we work with you to obtain as much evidence as possible. We will collect the police report and any photos of the crash. We contact any witnesses and ask for a formal statement. We gather any video footage of the crash or photos of the aftermath. We will also review any medical bills you might have.
Inform. We will contact the trucking company and other negligent parties to let them know that you have a legitimate grievance in the process.
Consult. We will consult with medical experts and together review the evidence we have to learn about your injuries and the wreck.
Documentation. We will work with you to ensure that your damages are calculated and documented. We will ask for any evidence relating to medical bills and injuries or any other damages that you incurred.
Filing the Lawsuit. As soon as we have everything we need we will file the lawsuit on your behalf. Auto accident lawsuits are filed as Personal Injury claims.
Settlements. Most accident claims are resolved with an insurance settlement before trial. At this stage of the claim, we know everything we need to know about the damages. This allows us to take an aggressive approach to negotiations and ensures we don’t settle for anything less than what your claim is worth.
How Long Does a Truck Accident Lawsuit Take?
It depends on the settlement amount offered by the insurer and how much of a fight the insurer puts up. If the insurer wants to fight your claims, it could be a year or more before the case even goes to trial.
Who Would Be The Defendants in a Truck Accident Lawsuit?
There could be several parties as defendants. When you’re involved in a collision with another car, the claim usually involves two drivers and the insurance company. If the crash is with a commercial vehicle then there could be other parties involved as well.
- Trucking company
- Truck driver
- Insurance companies
Why Are Truck Accidents More Complicated Than Car Accidents?
One of the main reasons is because victims can suffer more severe injuries. This means longer and more expensive medical treatment. Those expenses are added to the compensation that the injured victim receives.
Oftentimes more evidence is needed. A truck wreck often involves evidence that isn’t a part of car accidents. That evidence may include:
- The truck’s “black box” that records vehicle data
- The driver’s logs
- The truck’s maintenance records
- The load records