Few types of motor vehicle accidents produce injuries as catastrophic as truck accidents. If you were involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler, big rig, tractor-trailer, or any other type of commercial truck, you may have the opportunity to recover your damages in full.
Bringing a claim against the liable party may be the best way to obtain the compensation you are going to need to cover your costs and begin rebuilding your life. Find out what is next for your insurance and civil claims when you contact a respected truck accident lawyer at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation.
How Much Are Your Truck Accident Damages Worth?
When you have suffered critical injuries in a truck accident, one of your top concerns is how you will get your costs covered. You might be surprised to find out that you have the right to be repaid for not only the out-of-pocket and financial losses you have experienced but also your non-financial losses.
Here are some of the most common types of truck accident damages awarded in civil lawsuits and insurance claims:
- Medical expenses – Between the cost of your ambulance ride, prescription medications, and diagnostic imaging fees, you can incur thousands of dollars or more in medical expenses before you are even diagnosed. All of these medical expenses should be taken into consideration when your truck accident lawyer calculates the value of your claim.
- Loss of income – Another loss many truck accident victims experience is a loss of income. Here, not only should you be compensated for the time you lost when you had to take off of work, but you should also be compensated for your inability to continue working, your loss of potential bonuses, your lost vacation time, your lost sick time, your loss paid time off, and the contributions to your retirement savings accounts.
- Pain and suffering – Pain and suffering can encompass a variety of losses that impact your life intimately. You should be repaid when you experience intense feelings of fear or apprehension, chronic pain, emotional distress, are unable to continue enjoying relationships with your family and friends or activities you once loved, and have otherwise noticed a reduction in the quality of your life.
How a Truck Accident Attorney Can Help You
Your truck accident attorney can step in and handle essentially every aspect of the personal injury and truck accident claims process. You will not have to worry about anything other than answering our questions and providing us with any evidence you might have to support your case. We will handle the rest.
We will start by conducting a thorough investigation. This will be our opportunity to obtain evidence needed to prove fault, identify liable parties, and gather valuable evidence to prove negligence.
From there, we may begin to prepare to file claims with the insurance company and calculate the value of your damages. This way, we have a better understanding of how much your truck accident claim is worth. Once insurance claims have been filed, your attorney will handle all of the negotiations on your behalf.
In the event the person liable for causing your truck accident does not have insurance coverage, instead of pursuing an insurance claim, we can bring your case to court. However, if the defendant has insurance, but the policy does not cover all losses, you may be able to recover additional compensation through a truck accident lawsuit.
How Truck Accidents Occur and Who Is Responsible
Truck accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Your truck accident lawyer will be responsible for investigating to figure out how the accident occurred and who is at fault. This party is the one that will be ordered to compensate you for your suffering. Some common parties named liable in truck accident lawsuits and insurance claims include:
- Negligent drivers when they speed, follow too closely, make illegal turns, drive drunk, distracted, drug, drowsy, or aggressively
- Government agencies and municipalities who failed to ensure the safety and integrity of the roadways
- Construction workers, companies, contractors, and subcontractors who failed to properly secure road construction zones
- Truck companies, the owner of the truck, cargo loaders, safety inspectors, and truck maintenance technicians when there is a defect or malfunction that causes the truck accident
These are only a few examples of parties who could be responsible for causing your truck accident damages. After investigating, we will know more about who should be held accountable for your losses.
Evidence Needed to Prove Negligence in Truck Accidents
There are a variety of types of evidence that could be used to prove negligence and liability in your truck accident claim. First, your attorney will analyze the truck’s black box data. This will provide insight into how the truck was functioning, whether any parts became defective, how fast the truck was traveling, and more.
In addition to black box data, other types of evidence that could be used to support your truck accident claim include:
- Photos of your injuries
- The truck driver’s chemical blood alcohol test results
- The truck driver’s cell phone records
- The truck driver’s employment records
- The truck driver’s most recent drug screening
- Truck company records
- Video footage of the truck accident
Meet with a Truck Accident Attorney for Help Today
With truck accident lawsuits, multiple parties are often responsible for the victim’s damages. If this is true for your case, having an experienced truck accident lawyer at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers on your side could make all the difference in the outcome of your insurance and civil claims.
With our team by your side, you can be sure you will not be pressured into accepting less than you deserve. Find out more about how much your truck accident claim could be worth when you contact our office for a no-cost, risk-free consultation. You can reach us through our convenient contact form or by phone to get started today.