If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Trucking companies and their employees have a responsibility to keep other drivers safe on the highway. When they fail to fulfill this responsibility, they may be held liable for their actions. Because of their size and weight, large trucks can be extremely dangerous on our roadways. Large truck accidents claims can be complex and involved multiple individuals, including the insurance adjuster, medical providers, the other driver, and defense counsel. And in an accident, these vehicles pose unique challenges that can only be overcome with experienced legal counsel. Some of these challenges have to do with the extensive damage and injuries that large trucks can cause. Extensive damages cost liable parties money, so they’re motivated to fight claims aggressively. Other challenges result from the complex system of state and federal laws that govern commercial vehicles.
A personal may be able to recover damages for property damage to their vehicle or the market value of their vehicle if it is a total loss, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Most often, the drivers involved in the car accident are responsible for the damage caused, with the at-fault driver and their insurer owing compensation to the other party. The at-fault party is the one that caused the accident, but it is common for insurance companies to try to shift blame from their insured. If a motorist causes an accident while driving or driving or acts especially recklessly or lawless, he or she may be held personally responsible. If your claim involved an uninsured or underinsured driver, your own insurance company may be held responsible to cover your costs, and Tien Law Firm’s truck accident lawyer can negotiate with your insurer and the other driver’s insurance company. If an accident involves a commercial driver, large truck, or ride-share program, a parent company may be responsible for the damages, in addition to the driver and insurer. If a government entity caused the collision special rules may apply, and you should consult with a car accident lawyer on the best way to proceed. At attorney can be helpful and valuable to help you determine your damages. If claimants handle their claim on their own, they run the risk of missing certain damages that they may be allowed in their case. Additionally, our truck accident lawyer can can obtain your medical bills and medical records, seek lost wages information, and negotiate with the insurance company. For serious and life-altering collisions, your attorney can identify experts to render expert opinions on future medical treatment, economic loss, and other damages one may be entitled to after being seriously injured in a car accident.
Our dedicated personal injury lawyer has successfully resolved hundreds of injury claims for our clients, including against each of the largest insurance companies in the nation. Our Principal received recognition as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, and has been rated as a Top Attorney by Avvo for the past nine years.
It is important to consult a car accident attorney as soon as possible following a collision. Early-on, an attorney may assist with visiting the collision site, obtaining the crash report, and obtaining witness statements. Also, tricky questions by insurance adjusters can be directed to your attorney. If you are injured, or want to get checked out to make sure you are okay, it is best to seek medical treatment as soon as possible to obtain treatment and document your injuries. Thereafter, your personal injury attorney will want to get started as soon as possible to try to build your case and preserve evidence to try to counter any claim of shared responsibility.