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Truck Accident FAQ

Answering Your Frequently Asked Truck Accident Law Questions

What should I do Immediately after being hit by a semi-truck or commercial vehicle?

Prioritize your safety first by moving to a secure location if possible, then call 911 for emergency assistance. Seek medical attention as soon as possible, regardless of how minor you think your injuries are. If possible, collect evidence from the scene, including photos, witness contact information, and the truck driver’s details, but prioritize your health and safety first.

Who can be held liable in a truck accident?

Multiple parties can be held liable after a truck accident, including the truck driver, the trucking company, vehicle manufacturers, and cargo loaders. Each of these parties has responsibilities, and negligence on their part can contribute to the accident. Each accident is unique and liability is determined on a case by case basis.  

How is fault determined in truck accidents?

Fault is determined through a thorough investigation of driver logs, vehicle maintenance records, accident reports, and other evidence. In some cases, expert analysis may be used to reconstruct the accident and determine the cause of the accident.

What compensation can I claim after a truck accident?

Victims may seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded if gross negligence is proven. Speak With an attorney to determine what compensation may be available in your case.

How long do I have to file a claim after a truck accident?

The statute of limitations for filing a truck accident claim varies by state, typically ranging from 1 to 3 years from the date of the accident. An Attorney can provide more information about the statute of limitations for truck accidents in your state. Filing a case as soon as possible can help protect your rights and help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Should I speak to the trucking company’s insurance adjuster?

It is wise to consult with a lawyer before speaking with an insurance adjuster. Insurance companies are incentivized to minimize payouts, and anything you say could be used to reduce your claim.

What if the truck driver was not licensed or properly trained?

A lack of proper licensing or training indicates negligence and can significantly strengthen your case. This negligence could be attributed to the trucking company for failing to make sure their drivers meet necessary standards. An experienced and skilled truck accident attorney can investigate whether or not training and licensing requirements were met by the truck driver and their employer. 

How can a truck accident lawyer help me?

An experienced and skilled truck accident lawyer will manage all legal aspects of your case, including gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you in court. They aim to secure the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

What if I am partially at fault for the accident?

Even if you share some fault, you may still recover damages. Many states follow comparative negligence laws, which reduce your compensation based on your percentage of fault but do not bar recovery entirely. A truck accident lawyer can tell you more about the specific laws in your state related to a truck accident claim.

How much does it cost to hire a truck accident lawyer?

Many truck accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay if you win your case. This arrangement makes legal representation accessible without upfront costs, aligning your lawyer's interests with your own.

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