What is the most important thing that I should do after being involved in an accident with a truck?
There are a number of things that you can do to protect your rights, but the most important thing is that you take care of yourself. If you’re injured, see your doctor. Even if you don’t think you’ve been injured it’s still a good idea to get checked out anyway.
How do I protect my rights?
The truck company’s lawyers and insurance company will do anything they can to escape blame for the accident. Do not talk to them or sign any papers that they send to you. Do not accept any kind of payout from them. Gather names of any witnesses that have seen the accident. Keep a record of all of your expenses and medical treatments.
If I’ve been injured in an accident with a truck, who is responsible?
There are a number of different parties that may be held liable for a truck accident. The truck driver is often the person with the most responsibility in an accident with a passenger vehicle, but the owners of the truck, the owner of the freight, the truck driver’s employer and anybody responsible for the manufacture or maintenance of the truck can all be held liable for injuries, depending upon the facts of the case.
If I file a lawsuit about my truck accident, what kind of payment can I expect?
Every case is different, so it is impossible to provide a specific dollar figure, but when a lawsuit is filed for a truck accident plaintiffs can generally expect to be reimbursed for their medical expenses, time out of work, any potential earnings that may be lost as a result of your injuries, and an amount for pain and suffering.
In cases where the victim of the accident is killed rather than injured a wrongful death lawsuit is filed. In wrongful death cases damages include funeral expenses, loss of companionship and loss of income or economic contributions.
How much will it cost me to file a truck accident lawsuit?
When you choose Danziger & De Llano to represent you in your truck accident lawsuit you will pay absolutely no consultation fee or any expenses for our services unless we win your case. We work on what is known as a contingency basis, and we get paid a portion of whatever we win for you. If we don’t win your case we don’t get paid.
Can you help us if we were injured in a car accident?
We can definitely help you whether you were injured in a truck or car accident. Our other site has more information if you are looking for a car accident lawyer.
Call us at 1-800-411-7411 if you have any other questions, and our experienced truck accident lawyers will be happy to answer them for you.