How Do I Know if I Have a Truck Accident Case?
A serious truck accident is one of the most devastating events a person can endure. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a collision involving a large commercial truck, it’s important to understand your legal options, including your right to receive compensation by filing a truck accident claim.
In this article, we’ll discuss several factors that can determine whether you have a viable truck accident case. However, keep in mind that the best way to find out whether you have a case is to talk with an experienced truck accident attorney so they can gather the unique facts of your situation. At Seattle Truck Law, we offer free initial consultations, so there’s no downside to talking with an attorney today.
Do I Have a Truck Wreck Case?
Many factors determine whether you may have a viable claim for compensation after a truck accident. Here are a few of them.
The Crash Caused Serious Injuries or Death
If the truck wreck inflicted serious injuries that require long-term medical treatment or even killed someone you love, you likely have a case. The emotional suffering and financial costs that result from catastrophic injuries or a death can be enormous, and working with an experienced attorney to file a truck wreck claim is the best way to hold the negligent parties responsible and recover financial compensation for the losses.
Medical Bills Have Become a Financial Burden
Many truck wreck victims require long-term or lifelong medical care, and the cost of this care adds up quickly. Victims and their families often struggle to pay the bills and have to deal with financial stress amid their grief. However, the law lets victims hold negligent truck drivers and truck companies accountable and receive compensation for their enormous losses by filing a truck crash claim.
The Insurance Company Refuses to Pay
Despite the fact that you paid your premiums and submitted all the necessary paperwork to receive reimbursement on your claim from your insurance company, you may find yourself waiting weeks or even months for a check that you need now. Even though it’s the responsibility of your insurance to cover you, especially in your time of greatest need, insurance companies put their own interests first. One of the most common tactics used by insurance companies is to delay payment in hopes of reducing the final total they must cover.
By waiting to send payment, insurance companies attempt to hold off until your financial burden increases to the point where you’re willing to take any settlement they offer, even if you know you could have received more. The best way to fight back against these tactics is to work with an experienced truck accident attorney who will stand up to the insurance company and file a lawsuit if necessary.
The Police Report Doesn’t Reflect the Facts
Insurance companies, courts, and judges all rely on the initial police report to make determinations in a truck accident case. If you disagree with details in the police report or have evidence that contradicts the official report, you should contact an experienced lawyer immediately. The sooner you and your lawyer bring forth this additional evidence, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to receive compensation that addresses the full extent of your losses.
Keep in mind that many different circumstances can lead to a truck accident case. No two truck wrecks are ever exactly the same, which is why it’s important to get personalized advice from an attorney who can assess the facts of your case.
How Do I Know if the Trucking Company Was Negligent?
Receiving compensation by filing a truck accident claim requires you to prove that the truck driver or trucking company engaged in negligent behavior. However, because truck crashes are so complex and can result from so many different factors, you should never try to figure out on your own who was responsible for the wreck. An experienced truck accident lawyer will have resources and investigative techniques that can help them uncover all the hidden causes of the wreck, including types of negligent behavior that would go unnoticed otherwise.
Even if you think you or your loved one may have been partially at fault for causing the wreck, you should always talk with a lawyer and get a free assessment of your case. In Washington, victims who were partially at fault for their injuries still have the right to receive compensation. Victims often put their own actions under a microscope after a wreck, only to find out after their attorney investigates the crash that the truck driver or trucking company engaged in seriously negligent behavior that put the victim directly in harm’s way.
Contact Seattle Truck Law Today If You’ve Been Hurt in a Trucking Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving a large truck or bus, please contact Morgan Adams and the Seattle Truck Law team today. We’ll listen to your story and advise you about your legal options during a free consultation, and when you choose us to represent you, we’ll investigate all the causes of the crash that injured you and pursue every available option to get you the compensation you deserve.
To schedule your free initial consultation today, please call (866) 580-HURT or complete our quick and easy online contact form. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can move to preserve evidence and make sure your rights are protected, so call us right away if you need help.
The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.