If you are looking for a truck accident attorney, you’ve already been through a harrowing experience with an 18-wheeler, semi-truck, tractor trailer, or log truck. These accidents are particularly dangerous because the size and weight of a truck is so much greater than the other vehicles on the road, resulting in far greater damage than car accidents that occur at similar speeds.
You may be trying to figure out if what you’ve been offered by an insurance company is fair compensation. Maybe you have a bad feeling about how things related to your accident have been handled so far, and you just want to know your options up front. As an experienced truck accident attorney, I can help you evaluate your situation and get an idea of what would be fair compensation in your case. Please call me, Tracey Dellacona, to set up your free consultation, at 478-477-9000.
Can I sue for being hit by a semi-truck?
Yes! Trucking companies need to follow numerous state and federal regulations before enjoying the privilege of legally putting a driver on the road. By hiring negligent drivers, failing to maintain vehicles properly, or committing other acts of negligence, the trucking companies put themselves at fault for the accident and your injuries. The individual driver can also be sued for negligence if they were speeding, texting or talking on the phone, or in other ways not fulfilling their duty to drive safely. The statute of limitations to file a suit is 2 years after the accident occurred in most circumstances.
How can a truck accident attorney help?
Trucking cases hinge on finding documents which substantiate negligence. Those documents include driver’s logs, radio transmission records, safety training records, cell phone records, and computer data from the truck’s black box. As an experienced truck accident lawyer, I will obtain the documents and other evidence needed to prove negligence by the driver and to recover compensation for your injuries. We can determine whether the distance traveled in the time frame claimed could allow for the legally required rest breaks that the defendant claims they made. Perhaps the driver claims they weren’t texting or talking on the phone at the time of the accident, but phone service provider records will tell us if that isn’t true. If the driver claims they weren’t speeding at the time of the collision, we can review the black box data records, obtain police reports, and work with experts at accident reconstruction to determine the truck’s true speed at the time of the accident.
We’re here to help, call to schedule a consultation: (478) 477-9000
Truck Accidents FAQS
What should I do if I’m in a truck accident?
First, check to ensure you and everyone involved in the accident are okay. If you or someone else is injured, call 911 immediately. Do not assume someone else has or will do so. If no one is injured, call the non-emergency number for your local police department or call 911. If possible, take photos of all the vehicles involved and as much of the scene of the accident as possible. Ask the other drivers for their insurance information, and ask any witnesses who stopped to offer to help for their contact information. Then contact your insurance company to learn what documentation you need to file a claim. Be open and honest with law enforcement when they arrive about what you remember about the accident, answering any questions they have. Before they leave, ask how you can obtain a copy of the police report.
Is it worth it to hire an attorney for my truck accident?
Even minor accidents can result in extensive financial damages, and you may not fully feel the physical effects of an accident for months afterward. Consulting an experienced truck accident attorney like me, Tracey Dellacona, will make sure you fully understand all your legal options. Damages may include any of the following:
- Property damage
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of support
- Loss of enjoyment of life
When should I contact a lawyer after a 12-wheeler truck accident?
A claim for a truck accident lawsuit must be filed within 2 years of the date of the accident, although there are exceptions. If you don’t know if the compensation you are being offered by your insurance company is fair, or if it doesn’t cover the damages you incurred as a direct result of the accident, call me for a free consultation about your unique situation: 478-477-9000.
How much does a truck accident lawyer charge?
At Dellacona Law Firm, we offer a free consultation to learn your unique situation and to advise you of your legal option. We want to ease your burdens and assist the injured and their family in having the best quality of life possible. I, along with my staff at Dellacona Law Firm, are passionate about getting you justice and the assistance you need to deal with the consequences of someone else’s carelessness.