At Roeser Law Firm, we investigate the accident to determine liability. Many times, multiple parties are liable for the accident. We make sure that no one remains unaccountable for their part in causing your injuries.
Questions Asked After Truck Accident
People injured in a truck accident often have many questions. When you’re in an accident with a big truck, chances are you’ll suffer serious injuries. When that happens, Roeser Truck Accident Law Firm is here to help you get the compensation you need. Following are some of the questions that are commonly asked.
Do I Need a Lawyer After a Truck Accident?
If you are wondering if you need a lawyer after an accident with a commercial truck, the answer is yes. Truck accidents are complex compared to those with passenger vehicles, and having an experienced lawyer at your side can help ensure a successful outcome. The attorney has the experience and negotiating skills necessary when dealing with a trucking accident. Studies show that having an attorney results in much higher compensation than an injured party would obtain doing it alone.
What Compensation Can I Receive?
After a truck accident, the amount of compensation you receive depends on the seriousness of your injuries. Some of the most common are:
- Medical expenses: This includes the cost of all medical treatment as well as ambulance service, rehabilitation therapy and out-of-pocket expenses such as travel to your medical appointments.
- Lost wages: After having been in an accident, you may be unable to work due to your injuries. A truck accident lawsuit can provide you with compensation for current lost wages and those in the future if the injury is ongoing.
- Pain and suffering: An accident with a large commercial truck often causes both emotional and mental distress. You have the right to receive compensation for both.
Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident?
Determination of liability after a truck accident is more complex than that for passenger vehicles. State and federal laws regulate commercial trucks. Both truckers and trucking companies must adhere to these regulations and maintain a standard of excellence when it comes to safety. The following are potentially liable:
- Trucking company
- Owner of the truck
- Truck driver
- Manufacturer of the truck parts
- A third-party cargo loader
- Providers of repair and maintenance services
At our firm, we investigate the accident to determine liability. Many times, multiple parties are liable for the accident. We make sure that no one remains unaccountable for their part in causing your injuries.
What Are the Main Causes of a Truck Accident?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than 50 percent of all car accidents with a commercial truck are due to trucking negligence. Some of the errors include:
- A trucker driving while fatigued
- Defective vehicle parts
- Driving distracted
- Poor maintenance
- Pressure to make faster deliveries
Can I Negotiate an Insurance Settlement by Myself?
Under 49 CFR 387.9, commercial trucks that weigh more than 5 tons must carry $750,000 in insurance at a minimum. However, the trucking company often tries to lowball any settlement offer. It is important that you consider not only existing bills but those that may arise in the future. Insurance companies often ignore future costs, and victims must pay out of their own pocket for additional expenses.
Truck Accident Injury Lawyer
At our law firm, we fight for our client’s rights after being injured by a big truck. This requires an investigation into the accident to determine liability and to ensure our client obtains the compensation they deserve. To schedule a free case review with the Roeser Law Firm, call us at (202) 660-4070. You can also reach out to us online if that is more convenient for you.