After a truck accident, you may have more questions than accidents. You may be struggling to decide what actions to take next. Here are some common truck accident questions:
Do I Need an Attorney for My Truck Accident Case?
If you decide to pursue compensation for your injuries sustained in a truck accident, you should seriously consider hiring an attorney. Truck accidents can be complicated, and determining who is liable is not always an easy task. In addition, a truck accident attorney can negotiate with the insurance company and provide legal advice while you recover from your injuries.
Why Are the Injuries in Truck Accidents Worse Than in Car Accidents?
Large trucks weigh significantly more than cars. Any collision with a truck is going to have a greater impact on the driver and passengers of a car. Many smaller vehicles lack the protection necessary to prevent injury in a truck accident, and injuries can be severe.
What Compensation Can I Receive After a Truck Accident?
If you are injured in a truck accident, you may receive a number of different types of compensation. Most importantly, you can receive compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. In addition, you may be eligible for pain and suffering damages that will compensate you for the pain and mental anguish caused by the truck accident.
How is Fault Determined in a Truck Accident?
Working with an attorney can help you better determine fault in a truck accident. An investigation into the accident will be conducted. Key factors will be looked at, including photos of the scene, statements from witnesses, how many hours the driver had been working, whether the driver used illegal substances, and how well the truck was maintained. A number of different entities, including the driver, the trucking company, and the owner of the truck, may be at fault.
Should I Accept the First Settlement Offer the Driver’s Insurance Company Presents?
Insurance companies will always try to lowball you when they begin settlement negotiations. It is not wise to take the first settlement offer because it is probably the lowest amount the insurance company is willing to give. This is why it is important to consult with an attorney who can negotiate on your behalf and ensure that you receive adequate compensation.
Contact a Truck Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you want an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. Gregg Goldfarb has been helping accident victims for over 25 years. Contact us online or call us at 305-374-7000 to schedule a free consultation.