Being involved in a car accident can change your life in a matter of second. Between crippling injuries and crushing medical bills, you can easily find recovering from these incidents to be almost impossible. These problems are magnified when the other vehicle is a commercial truck because these vehicles are larger than most vehicles, and they can cause far more damage. Not surprisingly, individuals that have been in these accidents may have questions that they need answered before making a decision about their legal options.
Will You Be Suing The Driver Or The Company?
Some people think that they will only be suing the individual driver, and while it's true that these individuals will be named the lawsuit, it is not uncommon for the driver's employer at the time to be named as well. The number of defendants in a case can quickly cause it to become extremely complex, but it is important to name everyone involved to help ensure that you receive all the compensation that you may be entitled.
The exact laws governing the parties that you can include in the lawsuit will depend on the jurisdiction of the accident. However, an experienced attorney will be able to guide you through the process of determining who to include in the lawsuit.
When Can You Expect A Settlement Offer?
Following an accident, most people will have large bills that need to be paid, and as a result, they are likely very concerned about receiving a settlement as soon as possible. The insurance companies know this fact, and they will attempt to use it against you. These companies will often make quick settlement offers that are far below what the case would actually be worth.
Due to this fact, you should never accept a settlement offer without having an attorney (such as one from Fonvielle, Lewis, Foote & Messer) review your case. While fighting for more money may take longer, it may be the only way that you can get justice. Luckily, your attorney will be able to halt collection actions while the case is being litigated, and this means that you will not have to worry about harassment or wage garnishments from overly aggressive creditors.
Truck accidents can cause horrific damages to passenger cars and pedestrians. Fortunately, if you have been unlucky enough to have been involved in an accident with these behemoth vehicles, you may have rights to collect compensation for your injuries and damages. By understanding these frequent truck accident questions, you should have a more thorough understand of what to expect as your case moves forward.Share