There are few things more frightening than being involved in accident with a semi or other large commercial truck. If you have been injured in such an accident, you might also be surprised to learn that you might have a long, hard fight ahead of you if you want to be compensated for your injuries.
The personal injury lawyers at Merchant Law have the experience you need to succeed with your truck accident case. We know what it takes to defeat trucking companies and other commercial concerns who want to leave you high and dry with your injuries. We’ve helped hundreds of people like you get the money they deserve.
What do I need to know about truck accident claims?
You should know that they’re about much more than what happened on the road.
Truck drivers and their employers are held to much higher standards than the drivers of standard passenger vehicles. Your truck accident lawyer should have an intimate understanding of those regulations.
For example, under federal regulations, truck drivers should only be driving a certain amount of time every day. If you got into an accident with a truck driver who violated those regulations then that fact can be used to help you win your case.
Trucking companies also have an obligation to maintain their trucks according to certain industry-standard schedule. If the truck wasn’t in good repair during the accident this, too, can be used to ensure that your claim gets paid.
Not all personal injury lawyers are familiar with these regulations, or understand how to use the available evidence to show they’ve been violated.
How much is a typical truck accident injury claim worth?
No two truck accident claims are the same. The amount you receive will depend both on the extent of your injuries and on your lawyer’s skill. For example, if the trucker that hit you did violate regulations your lawyer may be able to make a case for punitive damages.
It will be difficult to even get a baseline until your injuries have reached maximum medical improvement. Fortunately you can begin making your claim before that point by reaching out to a personal injury lawyer.
How long does it take to recover money for truck accident injuries?
Your case may take anywhere from 18 to 24 months after filing. We recommend filing early so you don’t run afoul of the statute of limitations. This also means your lawyer has more time to gather helpful evidence, and ensures vital pieces of evidence or vital witnesses don’t disappear.
Why Merchant Law?
Our team knows truck law inside and out. We’ve spent decades working on cases just like yours, bringing them to a successful conclusion. You can trust us to do the job right on your behalf.
Call (403) 237-7777 to schedule your free consultation. Our team is standing by 24/7/365.