Being involved in an accident where a truck hits you can be completely devastating for all parties. The size and momentum of the truck make it an absolutely deadly component to any crash. The injuries can range from minor injuries to severe injuries like spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injuries, that can last for the rest of your life. By working with an experienced West Palm Beach truck accident law firm like LJ Law Group, you stand the best chance of recovering fair compensation for your losses.
West Palm Beach Truck Accident Causes
Sometimes the accident is caused by fatigue and lack of sleep if the driver has not been resting when the law says they should be. Other causes could be a distraction, from the radio or cell phone, improper training, or general negligence. Additionally, accidents can be caused by poorly maintained vehicles, loading errors, even tread wear, or another equipment failure. The vast majority of accidents are caused by negligence in one form or another.
Many commercial drivers are on tight deadlines and need to use every minute possible to be behind the wheel moving that cargo. While they may face fines for excessive speeds or driving recklessly, it does not prevent it from happening, and either offense can result in serious injuries.
Your injuries, even if minor, can result in enormous medical bills for admission, testing and diagnosis, and treatment. The injuries you sustain can cause you to miss work to obtain treatment, or as ordered by your doctor to facilitate healing and recovery. This missed work means lost wages. Now you have less income, you have medical bills piling up, and you have all your normal financial obligations to meet. This can quickly spiral out of control, and can even put you and your family’s financial future in danger.
How Can a West Palm Beach Truck Accident Lawyer Help?
A skilled personal injury attorney like the ones here at LJ Law Group will know how to use the circumstances and facts of your specific case to build a strong injury claim. We know how to strengthen the claim with documentation and evidence and will use their expert knowledge of the claims process to present the claim effectively every step of the way.
We will begin by sending a demand letter to the insurance company and will use that as the starting point for settlement negotiations. The negotiations with the insurance adjuster can be stressful when you are trying to recover, so your attorney will be your advocate during this process, and will fight hard for you to get an offer for fair compensation.
Sometimes, the insurance company is simply not willing to give you what you deserve, and your lawyer may recommend moving to litigation. Often your attorney will still be able to settle your case during pre-trial talks, but if not, then we will act as your state-licensed legal representative in the courtroom. There is no reason not to reach out today for a case evaluation.