Big trucks pose a safety threat to both pedestrians and motorists. A big truck accident can result in serious physical, life-altering injuries. Emotional and psychological trauma after a big truck accident can leave the victim struggling with upsetting emotions.
Big truck accident injuries, in addition to causing pain and suffering, can decrease the victim’s quality of life. High medical bills and loss of wages can turn the person’s life upside down. And it’s not just the victim who suffers. A big truck accident can have devastating psychological effects on the victim’s family. Watching their loved one struggle with everyday tasks can profoundly affect a family member’s mental health.
Metro Law Offices is committed to helping big truck accident victims get the compensation they deserve. Every Metro Law Offices lawyer is a subject matter expert. Your lawyer will help you understand how the law works. They will help you build your case and answer any questions you might have.
I was injured in an accident that was
not my fault – now what?!
Don’t worry – we take care of everything!
We have over 30 years of experience in personal injury. In addition, with a former insurance company employee on staff, we have valuable insight into how and why they do things. We know their tricks. and tactics. We fight to get you the best possible settlement! Because of our experience we can settle most cases out of court – saving you time and money!
Here are some must-dos after a truck accident:
We usually utilize a contingency fee agreement. With a contingency fee agreement, we will only get paid when you recover compensation. Contingency fees typically range from 25 to 40 percent of the total recovery.
You can sue a trucking company if you have enough evidence to prove that the accident was caused due to the company’s failure to fulfill their duties. A trucking company may be held liable for a truck accident if maintenance issues caused the crash, or the driver was forced to work long hours, or did not have adequate experience.
Your lawyer will help you decide whether you should accept a settlement offer. When determining whether a settlement offer is fair, your lawyer will seek answers to these questions:
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you can claim compensation for:
There are several benefits of hiring a truck accident lawyer. A truck accident attorney understands the laws and regulations that govern these specific accidents. Your attorney will help you calculate the value of your case and decide whether you should accept a settlement offer. They will help you determine who is at fault. The professional will investigate your case, collect evidence (or hire an investigation agency to collect evidence), and interview eyewitnesses. The professional will handle complex negotiations and leverage their expertise to keep disputes out of court and maximize compensation.
I was injured while driving the truck now what? Call us to discuss your options!
Every state has laws that limit the amount of time personal injury victims have in order to seek compensation. It is six years after the injury – Minnesota Statutes of Limitations. Once this period expires, you lose your right to file a lawsuit.
In addition to the truck driver, several other parties such as the carrier, manufacturer, cargo owner can be held liable.
How long a truck accident case takes to settle will depend on its complexity.