Regrettably, it is rare to walk away from an accident unscathed if a truck hits you (due to these vehicles’ massive size and weight). Injuries caused can take months or years to heal. In some cases, they can be permanent. As a result, victims are suddenly forced to face different futures regarding working and enjoying life.
Our Erlanger truck accident lawyers will help you navigate the complex layers of your case. We can take on aggressive trucking companies and fight for the compensation you and your family need.
Truck Accident Cases Are Some of the Most Challenging to Pursue
Truck accidents differ from other vehicle collisions in that they are more legally complex. Litigation requires an in-depth understanding of the trucking industry’s state and federal regulations. Other factors that make the process challenging can include:
When Multiple Parties Can Be At-Fault
When a negligent driver causes a collision, injured parties can seek compensation for their losses. While the driver is the most obvious defendant, they might not be the only possible one.
The trucking industry is a complex corporate structure. Many different people and organizations are responsible for putting a truck on the road. As such, multiple parties could share liability for the accident. Examples include:
- The truck driver
- Trucking companies
- Maintenance companies
- Cargo loaders
- Truck and parts manufacturers
We will need to prove that one or more parties were negligent and that you were injured to succeed in your lawsuit. When you retain us, we get to work right away and investigate the circumstances that caused the accident. Your lawyer will preserve vital evidence they find. We can identify the at-fault and liable parties from this information.
It Can Be Difficult To Evaluate Life-Changing Injuries
While early settlement offers may seem tempting, this can often be a red flag. Your losses related to the accident are greater than the sum of your medical bills. Further, insurance companies rarely open negotiations with their best offer.
As such, we would always recommend you speak to our truck accident lawyers serving Erlanger before signing anything from an insurer. There is no way to seek additional compensation once you accept. Therefore, the benefits of learning about your legal position beforehand can help you understand:
- If the insurance company made you an offer before the full extent of your injuries is known
- Whether the settlement amount includes compensation for future losses you could incur or if your ability to work is affected, for example
- If the insurers have considered the emotional distress you suffered
When evaluating the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a truck accident, we work alongside a network of medical specialists and life care providers. Our teams work together to assess your injuries and their impact on your life—now and in the future. By understanding your challenges, we can build an accurate estimate of how much compensation you will need to support yourself and your family.
Truck Accident Lawsuits Are Heavily Defended
Trucking companies have money to offer you a fair settlement for your injuries. However, they also have the finances to spend on powerful legal representation.
Once we prove liability and calculate your losses, we can negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault party or parties. We know what a fair settlement offer looks like from prior experience accrued over almost 30 years of defending injured victims. Further, we know how to deal with insurance companies or their legal representation. Your lawyer will know the defensive tactics insurers could use to pay out less money.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Erlanger, call 800-333-9999
Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers Has Secured Damages for Many Victims
To give you an idea of what our team has accomplished, here is a handful of case results we have achieved for our clients:
- $10 million for a man who was struck head-on by a semi-truck
- $3.65 million for a woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury and severe neck injuries after a semi-truck pulled out in front of her
- $2.7 million for a woman who suffered multiple injuries when a commercial pickup truck driver hit her
Your lawyer will explore all avenues for securing damages.
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We Take on Aggressive Trucking Companies and Fight for What Is Right
Our truck injury attorneys have witnessed the devastating impact trucking accidents have on the lives of our clients. We have also experienced the lengths the industry will go to when defending claims against them and their drivers.
We firmly believe anyone responsible for causing harm to others through negligence should be held fully accountable for their actions. The size or revenue of the liable company should not impact the victim’s case. Our beliefs drive us to do whatever it takes to ensure our clients are properly compensated.
Further, our legal services are provided on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning there is no financial risk in pursuing your claim or any upfront fees or costs to pay.
Time Is Vital in Truck Accident Cases As Victims Have To Consider Deadlines
An important part of proving your case is gathering the evidence required to back up your argument. Kentucky state law generally allows just two years for injured parties to file and build a compensation case per Ky. Rev. Stat. § 304.39-230(6). If this deadline elapses, you could forfeit your right to recover compensation.
However, there are more pressing reasons to act quickly, namely, the preservation of evidence. Vital evidence that could help prove your case is stored on some trucks’ onboard control modules or ‘black box’ devices.
We must obtain black box data as quickly as possible before it is overwritten or destroyed. As such, our truck accident lawyers aiding Erlanger families can formally request this data for analysis. This is because trucking companies are under a legal duty to preserve all evidence related to potential lawsuits under 49 CFR § 390.15.
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Our Legal Team Has Your Best Interests at Heart
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand how a truck accident can mean so much more than just physical pain. We are a law practice that can bring over 400 years of combined experience to your case.
However, we personalize our approach for your unique situation. This way, you obtain the right compensation for yourself and your family. To discuss the next steps, call for a free consultation at 1-800-800-8888. Our staff can walk you through how the claims process works.