Find out if you have a case for compensation after getting hurt in a wreck with a semi-truck by consulting a Brickell truck accident lawyer.
Collisions that involve 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks nearly always inflict serious injuries on the occupants of the passenger vehicles involved. Because these trucks are so much larger and heavier, the destruction involved tends to be catastrophic, which also often leaves victims traumatized by the experience.
If this has happened to you, you deserve to receive compensation, whether from your own personal injury protection (PIP) or the trucking company’s insurer. Unfortunately, these entities are unlikely to treat you fairly, which is why you should always consult with a Brickell truck accident lawyer from Lavent Law.
Determining Fault for a Semi-Truck Crash
Proving negligence is critical to filing a personal injury lawsuit. In order to maximize your compensation, it will be necessary to identify all of the at-fault parties who played a role in causing your truck wreck.
Accidents with 18-wheelers are particularly likely to have multiple entities that are partially responsible simply due to how many individuals and companies are involved with the vehicle’s operation:
- Trucking company
- Maintenance company
- Cargo-loading team
For example, if a driver was put on the road by a trucking company after already working too many hours, an accident could be caused by fatigue. In this instance, both the driver and the company could be partially liable.
Hiring a Brickell truck accident lawyer from our office to represent you puts investigative resources onto your case, making it possible to identify all of the negligent parties and gather the evidence required to prove it.
Common Injuries in Commercial Truck Wrecks
The exact injury you suffer and its extent will form the basis for your compensation. The more severe your injuries and the longer it takes to recover, the more your injury claim will be worth. Even lacerations or a concussion could warrant filing a personal injury claim.
Your Brickell truck accident lawyer will have experience litigating claims for a variety of different injury types:
- Fractured and broken bones
- Head injuries and brain damage
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Loss of limbs
- Spinal injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other emotional trauma
- And more
Receiving Compensation for a Semi-Truck Crash
After an 18-wheeler accident, you need enough compensation to pay for your current and future medical bills and how your injuries have negatively impacted your quality of life. You can also demand a settlement to cover any of the following items if they apply to your case:
- Retrofitting your home after being disabled
- Transportation expenses
- Medication, mobility equipment, and medical devices
- Physical and emotional therapy
- Cost of hiring a caregiver
- Pain and suffering
- Lost enjoyment of life
Speak with a Brickell 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer
You should never accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without being 100 percent certain that the offer is comprehensive. It’s unfortunate, but they’ll do everything they can to save themselves money by paying you as little as possible.
Protect your right to full compensation after an 18-wheeler accident by scheduling a free, no-obligation consultation with Lavent Law. Arrange a time to speak with a Brickell truck accident lawyer by using the form below or by calling (305) 440-0450.