Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer

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Why Should You Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Getting in a truck accident can be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life.

If you’ve just been in one, you or your passengers may have sustained severe injuries.

Also, as a truck accident victim, you may have lost wages from not being able to work.

Not only that, but your vehicle may be nearly irreparable following an accident involving a semi-truck.

You deserve justice.

If you were injured in an accident that was the fault of a negligent truck driver or trucking company, you may be eligible to file a truck accident lawsuit.

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer

A successful lawsuit can get you a truck accident settlement that pays for your medical expenses and lost wages.

The financial compensation you receive from the negligent party’s insurance company may also cover your vehicle’s repairs.

Of course, filing a truck accident lawsuit will not be easy.

This is where the expertise and experience of a truck accident attorney come in.

With an experienced lawyer representing you, your rights will remain protected throughout your truck accident case.

Your attorney will be your advocate throughout your truck accident lawsuit and handle your claim on your behalf. This way, you can focus on what matters most — recovery.

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation. You can also use the chatbot on this page to find out if you qualify for a Truck Accident Lawsuit instantly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Large truck crashes can cause serious injuries to the drivers of trucks and passenger cars.

Some of these injuries include traumatic brain injury, broken bones, lacerations, spinal injuries, and soft tissue injuries like whiplash.

The average settlement for truck accident victims varies depending on the facts of a person’s individual case.

In general, truck accident cases often settle for over $100,000.

This is by no means a guarantee of compensation for your truck accident claim.

They are only estimations based on previous truck accident settlements.

How much you recover will depend on the circumstances of your accident and your relative fault.

To ensure that you get the maximum payout, contact a personal injury lawyer who handles truck accident lawsuits.

Yes, you can.

The ability to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one may be impacted by certain laws in your state.

Contact our law firm to learn more about wrongful death lawsuits.

For some firms, you may have to pay upfront.

However, we accept truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis.

This means we recover payment after we win your case — not before.

At the very least, your lawyer will need the following to build your case:

  • Medical records
  • Documents related to property damage/repair costs
  • Police reports
  • Eyewitness accounts
  • Expert testimonies
  • Photographs or videos of the truck accident scene

The truck driver may be liable for an accident.

However, depending on the circumstances, liable parties may also be trucking companies and the truck manufacturer.

A truck accident lawyer calculates your settlement based on your medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages from being unable to work.

Your lawyer will also factor in non-economic damages like pain and suffering in determining how much your settlement will be.

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How an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You

Our truck accident lawyers can help you in several ways.

We ensure that you receive the maximum compensation that will cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Most importantly, we also prevent the negligent party’s insurers from offering you lowball settlements.

Our attorneys fight for your rights to a settlement — and we do this so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

In this blog, we go over the top five reasons you should contact a personal injury and truck accident law firm after an accident.

1. Experience and Expertise in Handling Truck Accident Cases

The expertise and experience of truck accident lawyers are critical throughout your case.

Legal experience enables your attorneys to navigate the intricacies of your state’s civil claim process.

By doing so, your attorney can provide you with the best legal guidance and representation.

Most importantly, the expertise of your attorneys and their experience handling truck accident lawsuits enable them to evaluate your case and investigate.

Your attorney evaluates your case by verifying that it contains the elements of a personal injury case: negligence, causation, and damages.

Once your attorney evaluates your case and finds you eligible, you can file a lawsuit.

From there, your truck accident lawyer takes your case and begins investigating.

Armed with extensive knowledge about personal injury law and the intricacies of securing financial compensation, your truck accident attorney can gather the right pieces of evidence that will make your case compelling.

With a compelling case comes higher chances of getting a fair settlement from the negligent party.

2. Maximizing Truck Accident Settlements

Our truck accident attorneys can develop your case and strengthen it in the eyes of courts and insurance companies so you can recover as much of your settlement as possible.

Our law firm specializes in recovering compensation for our clients after trucking accidents.

Our lawyers will work to get you a fair settlement by calculating your damages and negotiating with insurance companies.

One of the first things our attorneys can do for you is to calculate your damages.

Damages are unique to an individual’s case, but generally range from present and future medical expenses to vehicle repairs and other compensatory damages.

After calculating your total damages, your truck accident attorney will negotiate with insurance providers on your behalf.

Trucking companies have insurance providers to indemnify them following a truck accident involving their truck drivers and trucks.

These insurance companies will be responsible for paying victims.

If you have been in a truck accident, your attorney will deal with these companies on your behalf, ensuring that you receive the maximum payout for your accident.

3. Quickly Handling the Legal Process While You Recover

Recovering from serious injuries after a truck accident can be challenging and draining, mentally and physically.

Recognizing this, we do the legal legwork so that you can focus on your recovery.

We deal with the legal process on your behalf and work to ensure that your case is resolved in an efficient manner.

Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of laws and regulations that impact the filing of truck accident cases in all 50 states.

Our team will update you on each development that surfaces in your truck accident lawsuit.

As we handle your truck accident case, we will inform you about the developments of your case, from offer changes to requests for additional evidence.

We’ll take care of everything while you recover.

4. Proving Full Negligence, Especially When Multiple Parties Are Involved

Recognizing who is at fault for an accident can be tricky.

The liable party may be the truck driver or the trucking company that the driver works for.

In accidents involving large commercial trucks, the truck manufacturer may be to blame.

Regardless of who is liable for your accident, we will work toward maximizing your settlement by proving that the defendant is fully at fault.

Certain states, like Illinois, determine settlements in truck accident claims based on the modified comparative negligence principle.

Under this principle, the compensation you can recover depends on your relative fault in the accident.

If you were somehow more than 50% at fault for your accident, you may forfeit your chance at a settlement.

To recover as much of your settlement as possible, you must prove the other side’s full liability in your accident.

This is why we investigate and recognize all liable parties and work toward proving they are the sole cause of the accident.

5. Litigation and Representation

Sometimes, the truck driver, the trucking companies, and the insurance company won’t come to an agreement.

When we cannot reach a fair settlement, we escalate matters by aggressively representing you in court.

Our truck accident attorneys in Illinois will handle all aspects of litigation, including filing legal documents, presenting your case before a judge and jury, cross-examining witnesses, and protecting your rights.

With us in your corner, you will maximize your chances of success in court.

Our lawyers will stop at nothing to ensure that negligent drivers, trucking companies, and manufacturers pay you a fair settlement.

TorHoerman Law: Your Truck Accident Lawyer

If you have been in a truck accident, you have every reason to look for the best personal injury law firm to have in your corner.

We have represented countless victims of truck crashes and recovered billions of dollars in settlements across our practice areas.

With us handling your truck accident claim, you can expect expert legal representation that protects your best interests and seeks maximum compensation.

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation.

You can also use the chatbot on this page to find out if you qualify for a Truck Accident Lawsuit instantly.

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Tor Hoerman

Owner & Attorney - TorHoerman Law

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