You Suffered Severe Injuries in a Truck Accident
Accidents with heavy commercial trucks can have devastating consequences for those in passenger cars, who may suffer life-changing injuries, including:
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Back injuries
- Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
Serious injuries and the resulting financial consequences could impact you for the rest of your life. Working with an experienced truck accident lawyer can give you the best chance of getting what you deserve when your future is thrown into uncertainty.
You Have Significant Damages
When a lot of money is at stake, insurers, trucking companies, and other responsible parties often fight tooth and nail to pay out as little as possible. They may work with teams of lawyers to try and deny or minimize your claim. Moreover, to receive an adequate settlement or court verdict, you need to determine what your truck accident claim is worth. Your losses could include:
Economic damages are designed to reimburse victims for actual costs they incurred as a result of the truck accident, which can include:
- Medical expenses
- Wage loss
- Transportation expenses
- Costs to modify your home or car
- Out-of-pocket expenses
Severely injured truck accident victims could also qualify for non-economic damages, including awards for:
- Chronic pain
- Emotional trauma
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Permanent disability
You don’t have to stand up to a powerful insurance company alone. A truck accident attorney at the Ammons Law Firm can fight for what you need to move forward with your life after getting hurt in a truck accident. We don’t shy away from taking your case to trial if necessary.
Don’t risk leaving money on the table if you face astronomical expenses after a truck accident. Contact The Ammons Law Firm as soon as possible so we can assess your case and determine your next best steps.
An Insurance Adjuster Contacts You
Getting a call from an insurance adjuster means you need to seek legal advice immediately. Although they may seem helpful and friendly, they work for the insurance company and don’t have your best interests at heart. In fact, an adjuster could be looking for ways to deny or reduce your claim. For example, saying “I’m fine” when an adjuster asks how you’re feeling could be interpreted as your injuries being minor.
Don’t Accept a Quick Settlement Offer Without Legal Advice
Usually, first settlement offers from an insurer are an attempt to get away with paying victims as little as possible. Once you accept a settlement offer and sign on the dotted line, you are typically barred from seeking further damages, such as future medical treatment costs or wage loss. Therefore, before agreeing to a settlement offer, ensure that the amount is sufficient to cover all your damages now and in the future.
Unfortunately, most accident victims don’t know what they are entitled to and may walk away with far less than they deserve. Don’t let this happen to you. An attorney at The Ammons Law Firm can determine whether a settlement offer is fair. We can also handle all communication and negotiation with an insurance company to protect your rights. Most importantly, our experienced trial attorneys know when to stop negotiating and fight insurers and other at-fault parties in court.
Several Parties Are Responsible for Your Truck Accident
Car accidents are rarely complicated. Other drivers are often responsible for causing a crash and, therefore, “at fault” for the accident. However, truck accidents can be much more complex and involve several at-fault parties, including:
Truck drivers often spend long days and nights on the road and maybe fatigued or under the influence of medications. Other driver-related crash causes can include:
The Trucking Company
Trucking companies are usually responsible for operations and must ensure that vehicles are safe, regularly serviced, and adequately maintained. The trucking company must also hire and train drivers responsibly, which can include:
- Checking driver’s backgrounds and driving records
- Ensuring drivers are sufficiently qualified for the job
- Training new drivers properly
The company must also adhere to the various federal and state regulations regarding commercial vehicles. When trucking companies put profits before the safety of drivers and the general public, they could be liable for accidents.
The Truck Manufacturer
Sometimes, a truck or parts manufacturer may be responsible for an accident due to a defect in the truck’s design or manufacturing process. Faulty parts or equipment, such as brakes, tires, steering systems, and electronic control modules, can cause a truck to malfunction and result in an accident. When this happens, a truck or truck part manufacturer could be liable for victims’ damages.
The Repair Shop
A negligent repair shop could be responsible for a truck accident if it fails to repair or maintain the truck properly. Under the law, repair shops have a “duty of care” to ensure that repairs and maintenance are performed correctly and to a good standard. If a repair shop fails to do so, and the truck causes an accident, it could be liable for any injuries or damages that result.
If your truck accident involves several at-fault parties, working with an experienced truck accident lawyer can give you the best shot at getting what you deserve.
A Loved One Passed Away in a Truck Accident
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), fatal truck accidents increased by almost 50% in the last decade. Losing a close relative unexpectedly in an accident is always shocking and traumatic. Moreover, if you relied on your loved one’s income and help, the financial hardship that may follow their death can devastate your family’s future.
However, if someone else, such as a trucking company or manufacturer, is responsible for the crash, you should not have to pay for their mistake. You could file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover damages to cover medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and other losses.
The Ammons Law Firm Helps Truck Accident Victims Get Justice
A dedicated truck accident lawyer at The Ammons Law Firm can help you put your life back together when another is responsible for your accident injuries and financial losses.
Not all Law Firms Are the Same
Truck accident cases can be highly complex and challenging to understand, as various factors can contribute to crashes. The Ammons Law Firm is an industry leader in litigating truck accident cases. We work with professional investigators, mechanical engineers, and other experts to establish all potentially liable parties..
When we take your case, we aggressively pursue every avenue for compensation, giving you the best chance of receiving a fair settlement for your injuries and expenses.
How We Can Help You
The Ammons Law Firm leaves no stone unturned in getting clients what they deserve. We can:
- Comprehensively investigate your truck accident to determine who is responsible
- Help you receive adequate medical treatment
- Gather evidence proving negligence
- Assess all your past, current, and future expected damages
- Build a comprehensive case against the liable party or parties
- Negotiate a fair settlement with an insurance company
- Fight for maximum compensation in or out of court
- Present your case powerfully at trial
When you hire us, you have no financial risk as you pay nothing unless and until we win and recover damages.
Our Results Speak for Themselves
Our motivated trial attorneys have tenaciously pursued justice for thousands of clients to date, recovering over $1 billion in damages. We want nothing more than to help you get what you deserve after your life is turned upside down in a truck accident.
Contact Us Today to Protect Your Rights
Our attorneys see the devastating impacts of truck accidents every day. We understand that your home and work life may never be the same again after suffering a catastrophic injury. However, when another is to blame, you deserve justice and compensation; and you don’t have to go it alone. The Ammons Law Firm is here to help you understand your rights and options.
Contact us now for a free case evaluation to discover your options.