HIT BY A TRUCK? HURT?
The damages are worse and the cases are much more complicated in every way than a car wreck—you need a lawyer who knows how to fight for every dollar you deserve.
Commercial vehicles are the Goliaths of our roadways. Driver error and equipment malfunctions are but two of the factors that can instantly turn a multi-ton vehicle into a fast-moving unguided missile. Because the industry is so dangerous to private motorists, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians, trucking companies and drivers are subject to numerous rules and regulations in federal and local jurisdictions. But where the rubber meets the road, there is little actual oversight or enforcement, and it often pays to cut corners on safety. Various business practices involving the ownership and leasing of vehicles, and the employment status of drivers as either employees or contractors further complicate matters. Insurance coverage in this sector is correspondingly quite complex. So when things go horribly wrong, resulting in injury or wrongful death, and it comes time to assign liability and extract compensation for damages from parties who are reluctant to pay, it’s critical to know all of the moving parts.
You or your loved one may be eligible to gain substantial compensation for these types of damages as a result of a trucking accident:
- Medical expenses: Reimbursement for medical expenses already billed and anticipated future expenses. We can also help negotiate down your billed medical expenses after you receive the settlement or judgement, resulting in maximum compensation for you.
- Loss of income: If the incident and its aftermath impacted your income and projected future earnings, you are entitled to compensation.
- Out-of-pocket expenses: Any other expenses related to the accident, for example: co-pays, transportation, uncovered medical expenses, household care services, etc.
- Punitive Damages: When the wrongdoer’s negligence was reckless and egregious—as in the case of a drunk driver—victims may receive a punitive award in addition to the other damages. Punitive damages are often awarded in such cases, to send a message.
- Property damage: Payments for repair or replacement of vehicles or other valuable property.
- Pain and suffering: Payback for the physical human costs suffered during or as the result of an accident.
- Emotional distress: Compensation for the mental anguish and psychological trauma of the event and its aftermath.
- Loss of enjoyment: If injuries impact your ability to do the things you like to do that contribute to your normal quality of life.
- Loss of consortium: Loss of relationship with a spouse, relative, or other close loved one.
- See Also: Wrongful Death in the case of the death of a loved one.
Aaron Boland knows how to investigate trucking accidents and has gained substantial settlements for clients who have been harmed by trucks. He knows the intricacies of the law and insurance company practices. If you’re not happy with their settlement offer, we will be prepared to go to trial. Local judges and juries do not look kindly upon reckless and negligent behavior by truckers representing out-of-state companies.
Contact the law office of Aaron Boland today for a free consultation.
You pay no fees until we win.