Car/Truck Accident Law – Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured in a car accident, then you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries from the other driver (if they were at fault in causing the accident). The same is true if you were involved in an accident with a big rig. However, the term “truck accident” is kind of broad and covers a variety of different types of accidents. This article will explain:
What a truck accident is,
Who can recover for a truck accident, and
How we can help you seek compensation for your truck accident.
What is Considered a Truck Accident?
When most people think about a truck accident, they imagine 18-wheelers, however, truck accidents can include many different types of large vehicles. For example, if you were involved in an accident with a garbage truck and you suffered an injury, an 18 wheeler accident lawyer would be able to help you seek compensation from the driver the same way you would if an 18-wheeler had hit you. Basically, by truck accident, we mean any type of commercial truck, including:
Although it may seem easy to receive compensation for a truck accident case, the reality is that because of the type of defendant you will be dealing with, these cases can be rather complex to prove.
Who Can Receive Compensation for a Truck Accident?
Basically, if you were injured in a big rig accident due to the negligence of the driver, then you will be able to seek compensation for your injuries. This is true even if you are not driving a vehicle involved in the accident. Passengers who are injured in 18 wheeler accidents (caused by the driver’s negligence) can also receive compensation, even if they are passengers in the big rig.
You are able to seek compensation for all of the damages you have received which were caused by the driver’s negligence. For example, imagine after a truck accident, you were hospitalized for 2 months because of your injuries. You had several surgeries and will require months of physical therapy to fully recover. Also, you have been unable to go to work all of these months because of your injuries. In this case, you would be able to receive compensation covering all of your medical expenses, including all of the surgeries and future physical therapy. You would also be able to receive compensation for your lost wages (the amount you would have earned had you been able to go to work). Damages from a truck accident include:
Present medical expenses (including the cost of surgeries),
All future medical expenses relating to your injuries,
Pain and suffering, and
How We Can Help You
Although it may seem easy to receive compensation for a truck accident case, the reality is that because of the type of defendant you will be dealing with, these cases can be rather complex to prove. Your best chance for success in your truck accident case is by hiring an experienced lawyer to represent you.
The attorneys at our Law Offices have over twenty years of experience and have helped hundreds of clients with their truck accident cases. We know what it takes to hold truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for their actions, and we can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you should contact one of our truck accident attorneys today for a free consultation.