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When an accident happens, injured people and their families need help of all kinds
Immediately after a serious crash, life can become overwhelming. Initially, injuries need to be evaluated and treated. Injured people often must miss work as they heal, and must deal with doctor appointments and growing medical bills.
Insurance companies get involved immediately after a crash
Many people are surprised to learn that immediately after an accident, insurance adjusters from both sides get involved, to obtain information and statements, to try to coordinate vehicle repair or replacement, and to pressure injured people to settle a claim. For less serious accidents, it is possible to handle your own insurance claim without legal assistance. But when injuries are serious, or when the fault for the crash is disputed, a personal injury attorney is needed.
What your personal injury attorney will do
If you've never been in an accident before and you need information about insurance claims, learn more below, including:
Accidents are difficult to deal with - get help when you need it
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious collision is a difficult experience. It is important to do everything possible to recover physically, emotionally, and financially. There are many resources available to help in this recovery.
What does all of this mean for victims who have been injured in truck accidents? The most relevant and important exception to The Fair Share Act for anyone who has been injured seriously in a truck accident is the third exception on the list: Where a defendant has been held liable for not less than 60% of the total liability apportioned to all parties.
More and more, the data from black boxes has been used to prove negligence on the truck driver’s part in the event of a truck accident.
Clients routinely tell me they did not feel pain immediately after their collision. This is because their adrenaline is off the charts. However, once the adrenaline subsides they start to realize how sore they really are.
The law doesn’t allow you to sue the insurance company directly, you’ve got to sue the trucking company.
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