Truck Accident Lawyer
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Being involved in an accident involving a commercial truck or 18-wheeler is often a frightening and traumatic experience. Due to the size and mass of commercial trucks, trucking accidents often produce serious and permanent injuries. These complex accidents require an attorney who has the skill and knowledge to manage commercial trucking claims.
Truck accidents are often catastrophic. Serious, disabling injuries are more likely to happen in accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks than in accidents involving passenger cars. Victims of commercial trucking accidents frequently have long hospital stays and months or years of physical therapy, in-home care, and other treatment ahead of them.
These kinds of treatment place an enormous burden on truck accident victims and their families. The expense of extended medical treatment may throw a household’s finances into chaos. This is especially true if you have reached the coverage limits on your health insurance or if you have no health insurance. The spouse, children, or other relatives of the injured person may have to set aside work obligations to help with their loved ones’ recovery. These lost wages often further strain the family’s finances.
Commercial trucking claims are handled differently than conventional car accident claims. There are usually several parties involved: the truck driver, the operator of the truck, and the company who hired the operator. You’ll have to deal with several insurance carriers, all of whom will do what they can to reduce the amount that they have to pay to you, the injured person.
Trucking companies often pressure their drivers to engage in risky driving behaviors like foregoing sleep and driving at unsafe speeds in order to make delivery deadlines. These companies foster hazardous working conditions that endanger other motorists. Despite this, insurance adjusters often try to use deceptive and manipulative tactics in order to shift blame from their client onto the innocent victim of a trucking crash. Without a personal injury attorney to advocate for you, you may face a denied claim or a settlement that is much too low to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
Commercial Trucking Accident Lawyer
An experienced accident lawyer can help you through the confusing and overwhelming process of negotiation with an insurer to reach a settlement that is fair and reasonable. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of by an insurance adjuster for a trucking company. Having an attorney who will fight for what is reasonably owed to you can mean the difference between a fair resolution and an unfair outcome. In addition to representing you in negotiations with the insurance adjuster, an attorney can speak to your medical providers and creditors to get them off your back about your medical bills so that you can focus on your health and recovery.
We know that being involved in an accident with a commercial truck can affect every aspect of your life. You may owe thousands of dollars for damaged property and medical treatments when all is said and done. Protect yourself and your assets by consulting with a truck accident lawyer who can put his knowledge and experience to work for you. Lakota R. Denton, P.A. is here to help. Call or contact our truck accident attorney today to determine a path forward in your claim. Our consultations are always free.