Truck Accident FAQ
Thousands of people die every year in truck accidents, and thousands more sustain serious injuries. When you are involved in an accident with a semitruck, tractor-trailer or another commercial vehicle, you need a law firm with experience to handle your case with care and confidence.
Truck accident cases are notoriously complex. The attorneys at Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, are here to offer a steady hand. Below are some of our answers to common trucking accident questions. For help with your unique case, contact us by calling 304-205-1810 or 800-797-9730 today.
How Much Is My Truck Accident Case Worth?
Every case is different and it is difficult to say for sure how much your case is worth. What we can say is that our attorneys will fight for full compensation for all of your expenses, including:
- Medical treatment and rehabilitation
- Property damage
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Pain and suffering
Truck accidents are often more disastrous than typical car accidents, resulting in significant damages. You can rest assured that our firm will work to recover every penny of these costs.
How Are Truck Accidents Caused?
Truck drivers and trucking companies, unlike typical car drivers, must follow a range of state and federal regulations. However, due to both driver and employer negligence, accidents often occur due to:
- Texting and driving
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
- Design or manufacturing issues
- Inexperienced drivers
There may be several parties at fault for your accident. Due to the complexity of these cases, it is always best to consult in a truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
Why Do I Need A Truck Accident Lawyer?
It may be tempting to accept a settlement offer from the driver or trucking company’s insurance provider. However, none of these other parties have your best interests at heart, and will always try to get you to accept as little as possible for your injuries.
A law firm experienced in truck accident cases will be able to thoroughly assess your accident, and pursue compensation from all parties involved.
How Long Does A Truck Accident Case Take?
Every truck accident is unique, and it is impossible to say how long any given case will take. Additionally, if the other party is combative or the case is particularly complex, your case may take longer. Depending on your accident, your claim may take months or years to resolve. Our attorneys work tirelessly to resolve all our clients’ cases as quickly as possible, while fighting for maximum compensation for their injuries.