Truck Accidents

How Can a Truck Accident Lawyer Help?

How Can a Truck Accident Lawyer Help?
From dealing with injuries and property damage to navigating complex legal procedures, dealing with a truck accident can be overwhelming. This is why it’s crucial to have the right guidance and support. So, how can a truck accident lawyer help?
Below, we’ll delve into the ways a truck accident lawyer at Sloan Firm can help you. We’ll also provide valuable insights to empower you in your legal journey.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

We carefully examine the specific details surrounding your accident to uncover the following key information:
  • Violation of Trucking Industry Regulations: 
Most trucking companies must maintain detailed driving logs and records. If the driver responsible doesn’t, they can be held accountable for the accident.
  • Inadequate Truck Maintenance:
If the driver or the trucking company neglects necessary repairs on the truck, one or both parties may be deemed responsible.
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Laws: 
The truck driver can be held liable if they were speeding, passed up signs, or drove recklessly at the time of the accident.
By examining these critical aspects, we gain a comprehensive understanding of the causes behind your truck accident.

How a Truck Accident Lawyer at Sloan Firm Can Help

After gaining an understanding of your accident, our team of truck accident lawyers can then secure the compensation you deserve. 

1. Expertise in Truck Accident Laws
Truck accidents involve a unique set of laws and regulations that differ from regular vehicle accidents. A skilled truck accident lawyer at our firm specializes in this area of law and has knowledge and experience in handling such cases. 
They understand the complexities involved, including federal and state regulations, trucking industry standards, and insurance requirements. With their expertise, they will guide you through the legal process, ensuring that your rights are protected.

2. Investigation & Gathering Evidence

One of the primary roles of a truck accident lawyer is to conduct a thorough investigation into the accident. They work diligently to gather crucial evidence, such as accident reports, witness statements, black box data, surveillance footage, and any other relevant information. 
This approach helps establish liability and strengthen your case. By trusting an attorney with this task, you can focus on your recovery while they build a strong claim.

3. Determining Liability

Determining liability in a truck accident can be challenging, especially when multiple parties are involved. A truck accident lawyer possesses the expertise to identify the responsible parties accurately. They examine various factors such as driver negligence, trucking company policies, vehicle maintenance records, and any potential manufacturing defects. 
By establishing liability, your attorney can pursue compensation from the appropriate parties. This may include the truck driver, trucking company, parts manufacturer, or even a government entity.

4. Negotiating with Insurance Companies

Dealing with insurance companies can be stressful, especially after a truck accident. Insurance adjusters often try to minimize payouts and protect their company's interests. A truck accident lawyer at our firm acts as your advocate and handles all communications and negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf. 
They have the negotiation skills to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

5. Litigation & Court Representation

While most personal injury claims are settled outside of court, some cases may require litigation. In such instances, a seasoned truck accident lawyer by your side is crucial. 
At our firm, we’ll prepare your case for trial, gather witnesses, present compelling arguments, and effectively represent your interests in court. Our experience in the courtroom allows us to present a persuasive case to maximize your chances of receiving a favorable verdict.

6. Ensuring Fair Compensation

The aftermath of a truck accident can result in significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Our truck accident lawyers know the true value of your damages and figh tirelessly to ensure fair compensation. 
They assess all aspects, like medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, future medical needs, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. By using their knowledge and experience, your attorney aims to secure the compensation you deserve.

7. Providing Peace of Mind

Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident is undoubtedly stressful. Engaging a truck accident lawyer provides you with peace of mind, knowing that a dedicated professional is handling your legal matters.

Truck Accident Lawsuits

When you’re involved in a truck accident, injuries such as head trauma, spinal damage, broken bones, burns, and paralysis are common, and they can be permanent or life-threatening. To seek compensation, including medical expenses and lost wages, you can file a lawsuit with the help of a truck accident attorney from our firm. 

There are 3 main types of lawsuits: negligence, product liability, and wrongful death.
  • Negligence: If the truck accident was caused by the truck driver's behavior, your lawyer may file a negligence lawsuit. To succeed, your lawyer will need to prove that the driver acted negligently on the road, leading to your injury. Common examples of negligence include lack of experience, overloaded or oversize trucks, reckless driving, distracted driving, and ignorance of traffic laws.
  • Product Liability: If the accident was due to faulty truck, your attorney may pursue a product liability lawsuit. In these cases, your lawyer will need to provide evidence that a defective part of the truck was unreasonably dangerous. Also, that there were no operational deficiencies on the part of the driver since the truck's initial purchase.
  • Wrongful Death: Unfortunately, many truck accidents result in fatalities. In such cases, the families of the victims may seek compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. To make a claim, the family must give evidence of negligence or product failure. 
By working with a truck accident attorney at Sloan Firm, you can better understand your legal options. On top of that, you can pursue a lawsuit based on the most appropriate grounds for your case.

Call an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Each day, there are millions of big trucks sharing the space with passenger vehicles and motorcycles. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, trucks frequently weigh 20 to 30 times more than passenger vehicles. With this in mind, our team of truck accident lawyers are dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
You can rely on the experienced legal professionals at Sloan Firm to diligently work on your case. We look forward to getting you on the path to recovery.

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