What Does a Truck Accident Lawyer Do?
November 22, 2022
A truck accident lawyer does whatever is necessary to complete a truck accident claim or lawsuit. Every victim requires different services, as every insurance claim and lawsuit are unique. A truck accident attorney from our firm will complete the tasks they believe are important to help you secure compensation for your losses.
Besides providing specific legal and insurance-related services, we will defend your rights during conversations with insurance companies and attorneys.
Legal Services We Will Provide
A lawyer from our firm will work to secure a financial settlement for you as our client. Your accident lawsuit or insurance claim may need to undergo numerous steps before reaching the settlement phase.
Determine the Amount of Compensation You May Be Entitled to Seek
Understand that we cannot seek a fair settlement for you if we do not know how much your damages are worth. Therefore, your truck accident attorney from our firm will:
- Learn what injuries you have suffered because of your truck accident.
- Identify how much your medical expenses are.
- Project how much your future medical care will cost.
- Determine how much income you have lost to date because of your accident.
- Project the income you are likely to lose in the future because of your injuries.
- Calculate the cost of property damage from your accident.
- Assign a monetary value to your pain and suffering.
Each of these actions will help us determine how much compensation you are entitled to pursue.
Establish Liability for Your Truck Crash
While determining how much compensation you are entitled to seek is essential, it is also necessary to determine who should provide said compensation to you. Parties responsible for covering your losses may include:
- A truck driver
- A truck driver’s employer
- A mechanic
- A government institution
- A vehicle manufacturer
- An automotive parts manufacturer
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that drivers are usually responsible for accidents. A truck driver can be responsible for your accident, but they may not be solely liable for covering your losses. We will complete the necessary steps to determine who is liable for your accident or your loved one’s accident.
Negotiate with All Parties on Your Behalf
Negotiation is a critical aspect of your insurance claim or injury lawsuit. Whether the other participant in negotiations is an insurance representative or attorney, a lawyer from our firm will argue your case for the compensation you deserve. Going into settlement negotiations, we may:
- Present documentation of your losses
- Acquire expert testimony supporting your case for awards
- Draft a written case showing why defendants are liable for your losses
We have prior experience negotiating financial settlements. We understand the negotiating tactics of insurance companies or other attorneys and will seek to obtain the compensation that you or your loved one may be entitled to.
We Will Seek Total Coverage for Your Losses
A lawyer from our firm will aim to ensure that all your accident-related damages are covered. Every case is different, but our goal is to:
- Obtain coverage for all your accident-related medical costs
- Obtain compensation for your lost income, both past and future
- Obtain the financial equivalent of your pain and suffering
- Have the defendant cover your vehicle repairs or the cost of replacing your vehicle
Truck accidents can cause loss of life, as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) explains that trucks can weigh as much as 30 times more than passenger vehicles. A wrongful death can cause many losses after the passing of your loved one. You may be able to collect coverage for your loved one’s funeral costs, any medical expenses incurred before their death, your pain and suffering, and other forms of harm.
Part of our responsibility will be to establish how one or more parties breached their duty of care to you or your loved one. This argument is critical to your pursuit of compensation for your losses.
Pursue Compensation from All Parties Responsible for the Trucking Accident
Along with making your case for damages, we will identify who is at fault for your losses. More than one party could owe you compensation. We will seek compensation from each responsible party in the manner that we believe is most appropriate.
Any sum that we can obtain will help you pay for the damages that you have suffered.
Learn More About How a Lawyer Can Help You with a Free Consultation
Our law firm understands the true impact accidents have on your life. We are committed to pursuing just compensation for your truck accident case. Contact our attorneys today at (702) 707-5934 to learn more about what a truck accident lawyer from our firm can do for you.
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