If the crash was caused by truck driver error, you may be able to claim compensation and get your inevitable bills paid by filing a personal injury claim against either the driver, or the company, or both. You will need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help your claim
Medical Bills After an Accident
It may be unlikely that you escape a direct hit with a freight truck without serious injuries. Injuries mean inevitable medical bills to pay, so there is a big incentive to see if you may get the cost of any treatment recovered through a PI claim.
The most common medical bills are for the following:
- Relocation by emergency services to a hospital;
- Tests of all types;
- Anesthetist’s fees;
- Ongoing support such as wheelchairs, crutches, neck supports, pins and splints.
Property Damage Bills After an Accident
If a large truck hits your smaller vehicle, there is no guessing as to who will come off the worst. Your car may be completely smashed beyond repair or may need substantial work doing to it.
At the very least, it will probably have to be towed to somewhere it can be repaired or to a wrecking yard if it has been totaled. The total cost of property damage after a truck crash could run into tens of thousands of dollars for a high end vehicle.
How a PI Claim Can Help Pay Bills After an Accident
You may file a personal injury claim after a truck accident if you can obtain evidence that the truck driver was at fault. Eye witnesses, photos at the crash site, forensic analysis and the police report are all useful evidence.
A successful claim may pay all your medical and car damage bills as well as replace any earnings that you may have lost. Other payments may be made for pain and suffering and punitive damages if the truck driver’s actions can be proven to have been particularly negligent.
Why Working With a Lawyer Makes Sense
You may have a difficult job obtaining compensation if you try to negotiate with the company’s insurers all by yourself. You are advised to hire a personal injury lawyer with experience in truck accident compensation.
*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 Western Express, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation