Truck Accident FAQs
If you or a loved one has been in injured in an accident involving a large commercial truck, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses, and this includes working with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure a favorable settlement.
Here are some common questions we receive about trucking accidents and the resulting personal injury claims:
I lost a loved one in a trucking accident. Can I sue?
As a surviving family member, you are eligible to file a claim for full compensation for your losses, including medical/funeral expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, and lost companionship and financial support.
I was just in an accident with a commercial truck – what should I do?
Call law enforcement as soon as possible; seek a full medical evaluation, even if you do not believe you’ve been seriously injured; collect any and all necessary paperwork and documentation related to the accident; do not apologize or admit fault in any way at the scene of the accident; and contact an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and you can be compensated for your losses.
How long will my personal injury claim take?
Necessary time-frames for truck accident cases can vary greatly; some are resolved within three months while others may take one year or longer.
Should I sue the truck driver, the trucking company, or both?
This depends on whose negligence directly resulted in the accident; in some cases, only the truck driver is at-fault, while in other cases the trucking company may also be liable if failure to properly inspect and maintain the truck directly caused the accident due to a mechanical malfunction. Our attorneys will fully investigate the circumstances of the accident to determine which parties are legally liable.
The insurance company has made me a settlement offer – should I take it?
No, and for important reasons: the insurance company maintains its profits by paying out as little as possible for personal injury claims, and it’s likely that their initial settlement-offer to you will seem appealing, but will not actually fully compensate you for your losses and expenses. Furthermore, if you accept this initial offer, the claim is closed and you are barred from ever earning further compensation for the same accident. If you’ve been involved in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side to protect your rights, negotiate with the insurance company, and ensure that your compensation fully covers your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages.
We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another’s negligence, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.