The chance of being hit while driving your car by a well known company’s delivery truck may seem slim, but it does happen from time to time. All truck accidents are potentially serious, simply because of the size of the truck relative to your own vehicle.
Accidents in which pedestrians, cyclists or motorcyclists are hit by a large truck are usually very serious.
To help cope with the inevitable financial consequences of a serious accident involving a truck, you could file a personal injury claim against whoever was at fault. Talk to a personal injury attorney about this as soon as you are able to do so.
Who is at Fault in a Truck Crash?
Determining fault is a key factor in deciding any successful personal injury claim. If a truck driver ran a red light and hit you, even only slightly, the chances are that the driver would be deemed to be at fault.
If you both ran a red light at the same time and had a head on collision, determining fault would be more difficult. In some states, the fact that you may be partly to blame may make a claim for compensation invalid, but in other states the exact degree of fault is considered. Your attorney will explain this more clearly.
How Can a Truck Accident Claim be Calculated?
Serious injuries have inevitable consequences financially. Medical treatment can turn out to be much more expensive than expected and you may be off work for weeks, months or even years with an injury like spinal cord damage.
A personal injury claim must be careful to calculate every expense related to the injuries you have received. If the recovery is going to take a long time, it is important that you can get expert medical opinion to confirm the time period involved and make as accurate an estimate as possible.
Your attorney will discuss the components of a personal injury claim with you and how these can be determined in your individual case. In many, but not all states, there may be payments awarded for non-economic factors, such as the pain and suffering caused by the injuries.
Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney
The sooner you contact an experienced personal injury attorney, the better. It would be hard to succeed with a significant claim against a big company all on your own. Insurers may try to take advantage of your lack of experience of the laws and ability to negotiate and either deny responsibility if an employee has been cited or offer to pay you an unsatisfactory amount.
Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Lowe's, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.