Vancouver WA Personal Injury Lawyer specializing in Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are often life changing events, not just for those that are involved in the accident but also their families. The injuries can often be quite serious, and negotiating with the insurance company of a trucking company is indeed a daunting task, as they know themselves that the injuries often require long time care which costs a lot and hence few, if any, insurance companies would be willing to pay for damages adequately, right from the start. In most cases, it may be necessary to file an injury lawsuit against the trucking company to get adequate compensation that pays for all the medical expenses as well long term care and covering all the wages and expenses.
Trucking companies and their insurance benefactors are often large company with a lot at stake. They hire a highly experienced and resourceful legal team to avoid paying out as much as possible. If you have been in an accident involving a truck and you think the driver was negligent, contact us for a free no-obligation consultation. We can discuss the case and help you assess your options. You need to be sure of the facts of the case and have an experienced and professional personal injury attorney to represent you before going up against a legal team that specializes in defending trucking companies and their insurance providers.
After an initial consultation with our attorneys, and subject to mutual agreement and a plan of action, and if the trucking company refuses to pay adequate compensation, an injury lawsuit can be filed. Court proceedings will be planned and we will embark on protecting your rights to adequate compensation for your injuries and other passengers in the care with you.
Contact us for an informal discussion to evaluate your options. There is normally a short period of time from the date of the accident that you may be able to file your claim. However, in some cases whereby the injuries required a prolonged period to heal and your recovery has been slow and cumbersome, we can file your claim at a later time. Either way, there is a limited time whereby you can file, so contact us to discuss how long you have in your particular case.
Time limit for filing a claim or a lawsuit against a negligent party to recover compensation is based on a statute of limitations which applies to the time limits of filing injury lawsuits. Although the time to file is limited, there is sufficient amount of time to make sure that your rights are protected to claim for compensation and that enough time has been allowed for the extent of the injuries to surface and become easier to determine.
Generally speaking, it is wise to hold a free no-obligation discussion with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident to make sure that the victims get the necessary information to protect their rights and not fall prey to tricks and gimmicks of insurance companies who want to avoid paying out compensation on behalf of their insurers.
When you contact us we will also discuss the possibility of filing a claim for emotional injury if there is evidence that you were terribly traumatized by the accident, for instance, if you are incapable of driving a motor vehicle for an unreasonable period of time.
In most cases of a truck accident, it is recommended that victims try to reduce their emotional trauma by utilizing professionals that are trained to provide such service. The less emotional stress a claimant encounters, the better and faster the physical recovery in the healing process.
Is it better to get a lawyer right after an accident, or is it better to wait awhile?
If you have been in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, it is better to get a lawyer immediately. In most cases, there are no fees and it will not cost you until you make a claim and win your settlement. Another reason why it is better to get a lawyer early on is to collect the evidence that you need to validate your case. Also, you want to avoid the other driver or his/her insurance company to build a case blaming you for the accident. If you need legal advice, it is always better to involve a lawyer as soon as you can, because serious mistakes can be made that will be difficult to overcome later. In trucking accidents, in particular, there are many issues from federal regulations to important steps that need to be taken immediately. If these steps are not followed or delay sets in, this can drastically affect your case, your claim, sometimes even the responsibility assessment of negligence. Finally, there is no fee difference whether you appoint a lawyer early on or later. It will not cost you any more or less.
I was in a motor vehicle accident. Should I notify my own car insurance company?
Yes. Even if you are not at fault, you want to inform your insurance company as soon as possible. You may be entitled to benefits of which you are not aware, either immediately or further down the road.
We work hard to protect your rights and get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
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Jim Sellers Law Firm has the experience and ability to effectively litigate your car and truck accident case in any Washington or Oregon court.
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