Truck accidents often cause catastrophic injuries and result in costly medical bills and lost wages for victims. When the stakes are this high, it’s important to protect your rights to compensation by hiring an attorney to handle your claim.
The Evansville truck accident lawyers at Wagner Reese have a proven track record in truck accident cases. We will fight for maximum compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation case review.
What Sets Our Truck Accident Lawyers Apart?
Founding partner Stephen Wagner has been selected as one of the Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers in Indiana by the Trucking Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA). Our lawyers have also been recognized by our peers in the legal community, including Super Lawyers®, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, The National Trial Lawyers, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Best Lawyers in America©, and U.S. News & World Report.
Our team has won several multi-million-dollar cases for our clients. Here are just a few of the results we’ve achieved:
- $6.5 million from a fatal accident involving a semi-truck crash.
- $4.57 million in an underinsured motorist claim against a truck driver’s employer
- $1.95 million for a motorist hit head-on at an intersection by a delivery truck driver.
- $1.75 million for a traumatic brain injury suffered in a head-on collision.
- $1.5 million for a pregnant mother injured by an impaired truck driver.
Though these results don’t guarantee future outcomes, they show that we fight for our clients to get them the compensation they’re entitled to after being injured in crashes with commercial vehicles.
Are Truck Accident Cases Different from Other Types of Crashes?
Yes, truck accident cases are unique in many ways. Several state and federal laws govern heavy trucks and truck drivers. Understanding these laws is critical to successfully handling a truck accident claim.
Trucking companies are also well-prepared to handle any claims made against them or their drivers. They often have teams of lawyers ready to defend them. That’s why it’s vital to have a lawyer who has handled these claims and has a proven record of success.
Truck accidents also tend to cause far more serious injuries than crashes involving two passenger vehicles. These injuries might include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, internal organ damage, and compound fractures.
The harm victims suffer in crashes with semi-trucks is often life-changing in many ways. They may be unable to do their jobs, face difficulties managing chronic pain, and have post-traumatic stress because of the truck accident.
In other words, tractor-trailer accidents are complex, and the stakes are usually high for victims. It’s important to find a lawyer whose experience matches the challenges you’re up against.
Many Parties Could Be Responsible for Your Damages
Another unique aspect of truck accidents is that many parties might be liable for the many costs, or damages, you’ve suffered. That includes:
- The truck driver – Truck drivers could be distracted, fatigued, impaired, or negligent in other ways that led to the crash.
- Trucking companies – Trucking companies are supposed to ensure their drivers are vetted and their trucks are properly maintained. If they fail to do so, they could be liable for your injuries.
- The truck’s manufacturer – In some cases, defective trucks or truck components lead to crashes. In these situations, they can be held responsible for the costs you’re facing through product liability claims.
- Other third parties – The trucking industry is complex, and it’s often true that different companies load or maintain trucks. Your attorney will look at your case from all angles to determine who is responsible.
Sometimes, multiple parties share liability for a single truck accident. It’s important to work with a lawyer who understands the complexities of these cases, so they can pursue every path possible to get you the compensation you deserve.
Types of Trucks That Cause Major Injuries
Many different types of vehicles can be considered commercial or utility trucks and, thus, subject to unique laws mentioned above. Semi-trucks, also called big rigs or tractor-trailers, are just one example of a vehicle type commonly associated with these cases. They might also include:
- Flatbed trucks
- Agricultural trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Delivery trucks
- Tanker trucks
- Mail trucks
- Tow trucks
- Cement trucks
- Construction trucks
- Other types of box trucks
Whether you were involved in a crash with a vehicle type listed above or another type of commercial vehicle, your next steps are the same. Seek medical treatment as soon as possible and contact an attorney with experience handling truck accident cases.
Contact the Evansville Truck Accident Lawyers at Wagner Reese
After a truck accident, you need an advocate who knows how to stand up for their clients’ rights to compensation. At Wagner Reese, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid you get compensation.
Our consultations are also free, so you can discuss your case with an experienced attorney at no cost and with no obligation to move forward if you don’t wish to do so.
Contact the Evansville truck accident lawyers at Wagner Reese today to schedule your free case assessment.