Protect Your Rights After A Truck Accident
If you have been in an accident with a commercial truck, you probably suffered severe damage both to your vehicle and yourself. Commercial trucks such as semis, tractor-trailers and delivery vehicles pose a great danger to cars when they collide, based on size alone. To make matters worse, these accidents often involve multiple responsible parties that can make the claims process confusing.
Rely on the experience and skill of Keller, Woods & Thompson, P.A. We have decades of experience assisting accident victims throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We will fight for the best outcome possible for your case. Though our attorneys have excellent negotiating skills, we frequently take cases to trial. Insurance companies know that we fight to win.
How Is A Truck Accident Different From Other Auto Accidents?
Not only are truck accidents more destructive than other types of motor vehicle accidents, they are also more complicated. In a regular auto accident, the two drivers and their insurance companies are often the only parties involved. With a commercial vehicle, however, the responsible parties may include:
- The driver – Driver negligence may be the direct cause of the accident. If the driver is an independent contractor, your claim may go through their insurance company.
- The driver’s employer – If the driver works for a company, however, you may need to deal with the company and possibly their insurance provider, as well.
- The company that loaded the truck – Some truck accidents are caused by improper loading, which brings in liability of the company that loaded the truck or owns the trailer pulled by the driver.
- Defective parts – The company may assert that defective truck parts caused the accident, in which case you may need to bring a claim against a manufacturer.
In many cases, an accident can involve liability from multiple parties. As you can see, parsing out liability issues requires a deep knowledge of these cases. You do not have to face this fight alone. Your Keller, Woods & Thompson attorney will be with you from day one and fight for you throughout your case.
Semi Trucks Cause Serious Injuries
Due to the severe nature of these accidents, many accident victims suffer serious injuries. Common injuries may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Burns and disfigurement
- Internal injuries
These types of injuries often require extensive medical treatment and a long recovery process. Therefore, you want to make sure you know the extent of your injuries and medical needs before settling with an insurance company. We will make sure that all your needs are taken into account when negotiating a settlement or arguing your case at trial.
Sadly, these accidents are too often fatal. If your loved one was killed in a truck accident, discuss your options with us for pursuing a wrongful death claim. You should not have to struggle with a legal claim in addition to coping with your loss. Allow us to handle the legal issues for you.