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Arcola Truck Accident Lawyer

Have you sustained injuries after a truck accident? The initial hours after a crash are the most critical when it comes to filing a compensation claim against the responsible insurer(s). However, there is no need to try to navigate complex commercial insurance and accident injury law on your own; our team is comprised of experts in insurance, accident claims, and recovery, and we work to protect the rights of innocent accident victims such as yourself.

Our Arcola truck accident attorneys are empathetic, experienced, and always available. We provide personalized legal representation based on your unique case and will seek the compensation you deserve.

Why Is a Truck Accident Lawyer Important to Your Case?

Your medical treatment, vehicle repair expenses, and estimates of future lost earnings, if applicable, should be assessed thoroughly. Hospital bills and care estimates play a big role in determining the compensation you’re legally allowed to file for. If you do not have or cannot produce documentation to substantiate claims of injury or other losses, you will likely end up with a settlement that is lower than what you deserve – or none at all.

Our personal injury attorneys will work closely with medical officials to determine how extensive your injuries are and their financial impact on you in the long run. For more complex claims, we will involve financial experts, your employer, and economic modeling experts to help calculate the maximum amount of settlement that caters for all incurred damages.

Typical Truck Accidents

Most truck crashes put a lot of people with smaller vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians in immediate danger. Our Arcola truck accident lawyers handle a wide array of truck accident cases, including:

  • 18-wheeler accidents
  • Distracted driving – Texting while driving and using GPS to navigate
  • Wrongful death
  • Head-on collisions
  • Drink driving – DUI and DWI-related accidents
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Sideswiping
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road

The Litigation Process for Truck Accidents

With decades of combined experience in this field, our lawyers know what works best in a truck accident claim and will apply that expertise in your favor from start to finish. Typically, the litigation process will follow the steps below.

Investigation

As soon as a trucking company and their insurer learn about an accident, they send a team to the scene to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and mitigate their liability by defending their driver from personal injury or wrongful death claims made by the victims.

You should reach out to a truck accident attorney as soon as you can after a crash so that he/she can counter the defendant’s efforts of trying to shift blame to you. Remember: insurance companies are in the business of making profits and will apply all strategies they can to pay the least amount per claim that they can – if not nothing at all.

Avoid issuing recorded or written statements to insurance adjusters without legal counsel as these could be used against you.

Negotiation

Insurance carriers do not treat individual victims the same way they do people with expert legal representation. They have a tendency of taking advantage of unrepresented victims’ naivety, hoping to get them to accept low-ball settlements. You should have an experienced lawyer on your side to carry out all insurance negotiations on your behalf.

Having worked with all of the major insurers in the state, and with local expertise in Arcola, our lawyers know all tricks applied by insurers and know what to do to counter them. We will aggressively negotiate with the responsible insurer to get you a fair settlement and if the company does not agree to reasonable terms, we will not hesitate to pursue your case in court.

Lawsuit

A trial gives insurers the incentive they need to reevaluate damages and can reopen the compensation discussion while we pursue a better damages payout on your behalf. Only a lawyer with experience in commercial vehicle lawsuits and courtroom litigation can deliver the right results.

Trucking Accident Response Teams

We maintain a swift response team for investigating truck accidents. The team is comprised of attorneys, trucking regulation experts, and accident reconstruction experts. Having this team on your side will help build a solid case against the defending truck company and their insurer.

Keep in mind that most trucking companies are staffed with a team of expert lawyers who work with aggressive insurance adjustors making your claim process all the more intimidating. They will also use the contributory negligence law to their advantage. You hence need a strong support team with a track record of achieving positive results in similar cases in order to see your case all the way through from filing to winning compensation.

We’re Here to Represent You

Call us today at 713-677-2159 to discuss your case with a legal expert and to learn about your legal options at no initial cost whatsoever. Working together, we can win the damages you are entitled to. Call now.

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