Have you been injured in a motorcycle, car, or pedestrian accident involving a commercial truck or other large vehicles? A truck accident attorney can guide you through the settlement process, and ensure better outcomes.
Car or motorcycle accident cases that involve a truck can become very complex, particularly because determining fault isn’t always the same as determining liability in truck accident cases. The trucking industry as a whole is organizationally complex, and often the entity that owns the truck isn’t the company that operates the truck or maintains the truck.
It’s also possible that the distributor who loaded the truck is liable — if there was unsecured cargo or the cargo’s weight was not distributed properly. Sometimes the accident involves faulty brakes, faulty lights, tire blowouts, or transmission failure.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C. specializes in the practice of personal injury law, which is helping individuals and families receive compensation for losses, including loss of earning capacity due to an inability to work, medical expenses — both current and future — and other losses. We know where to look for answers in accidents involving commercial vehicles, and are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.
The goal of any insurance company is to settle for the least amount of money possible. Many clients tell us, when they first meet with us, that they’ve already been approached by an insurance company representing the truck driver — usually the driver’s employer — making an offer, and they weren’t sure what to think of it. Remember that the initial offer is almost always the lowest offer, no matter how large and generous it may seem in the moment. Don’t sign anything until you speak with us.
No matter who the negligent driver might be, insurance companies don’t want to go to court, and sometimes there can be several formal exchanges and settlement hearings before a satisfactory agreement is reached.
We’re here to work with you every step of the way, handling correspondence, answering your questions about workers’ compensation insurance, SSI Disability, and helping you understand the pros and cons of any settlement offer being presented to you, and be your trusted advocate in settlement hearings and in the courtroom.
If you are considering a personal injury claim to recover damages, don’t wait too long to contact us so we can get the process underway. We can get to work immediately gathering documentation, interviewing witnesses, and assembling other evidence that will be useful during all settlement discussions, and essential for court proceedings if you decide to move forward with a civil personal injury lawsuit. The best time to gather such evidence and testimony is as soon after the accident as possible.
Like most personal injury law firms, we offer a free consultation. If we decide to work together going forward, it will be on a contingency fee agreement, which means we don’t get paid until you get your settlement award.
Contact us toll-free (24 hours) at 866-755-9502 or use our convenient online contact form.
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