Immediately after a truck accident, you might be traumatized and frightened. Since trucks weigh between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds (20 to 30 times heavier than standard vehicles), serious damages can impact a victim’s life for a very long time. Whether you’re preparing for a consultation or interested in discussing your case, knowing what to ask a truck accident lawyer can help.
The truck accident team at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath can answer your truck accident questions and help you find the best route for getting the compensation that you deserve. Here’s some insight into the answers that you may receive for general questions during a free consultation with one of our trusted West Palm Beach truck accident lawyers.
What should I do after my truck accident?
Immediately after the accident, the first thing you should do is dial 911 to report your accident to the police. You should exchange insurance policy information, as well as basic identification information, with the truck driver. When the authorities arrive, the police will review the evidence and damage, interview witnesses, and gather details about the accident. They will also coordinate help for any emergency medical needs.
It is best to get as many details as possible regarding any injuries or damages caused by the truck accident. You will also need to report the incident to your insurance provider, plus the at-fault insurance provider, to discuss settlements.
Additionally, you can contact a Boca Raton truck accident attorney for help with investigations, claims, settlements, negotiations, and more.
What damages can I claim following a truck accident?
Truck accidents often result in serious injuries and even death. Injuries may require ongoing treatment, resulting in lost wages. There are many types of damages you can claim following a truck accident. Some common truck accident damages include but are not limited to:
- Wrongful death
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Noneconomic damages, such as physical pain, mental suffering, and disfigurement
- Medical expenses
If you’re unsure of the damages that you can claim following your truck accident, Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath can guide you in the right direction and help you throughout the claims process. We will fight to prove the fault of the other party and go to trial when necessary.
What evidence do I need to claim compensation after a truck accident?
Evidence is undeniably key in getting maximum compensation for your losses and damages, and for building a strong case to hold the at-fault party liable. You should begin gathering evidence as soon as possible after the accident and exhaust all resources to do so.
All evidence surrounding the accident and those involved in the accident will be used in settling your case: pictures, videos, the truck driver’s work documents, black box information, pay stubs, bills, testimonies, documents, notes, and more can all be used as evidence in claiming the compensation you deserve.
How does a legal claim work?
A legal claim is often the best route for victims who do not receive a suitable settlement for damages caused by the at-fault party outside of court. In these cases, victims can pursue a legal claim for the damages suffered and hold the at-fault party liable with the assistance of a respected truck accident lawyer at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath.
We will help you choose the best course of action for your legal claim and guide you through the ins and outs of the process. We will fight for justice on your behalf through the discovery process, negotiations, and trial when needed.
How much money can I receive from a truck accident lawsuit?
The amount of money that you may be able to obtain from a truck accident lawsuit depends on the details of the case, such as the damages, injuries, insurance policy limits, and more. A truck accident lawsuit settlement can be anywhere from thousands to millions of dollars. Check out some of our successful case results for examples.
One of our lawyers can provide more information regarding this question after reviewing your case and all supporting evidence and documents during a free consultation.
How long will a truck accident lawsuit take?
A truck lawsuit may take anywhere from a year or up to several years, depending on the details of your specific accident. More often than not, a truck accident will not settle until medical treatment is complete, so that will help determine how long it will take.
Meet a Top Florida Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have questions about a potential truck accident lawsuit or aren’t sure what to do after your truck accident, Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath is here to help. We’d love to meet with you and help you find your best path forward in claiming the compensation that is yours. We will aggressively fight for your rights every step of the way, and with our long history of success, you can feel confident in your decision to work with us.
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