What Are Your Questions About Truck Accidents?
At Holland Injury Law, LLC, we understand that you probably have many questions after experiencing a trucking accident. The law and the insurance processes are incredibly complicated, not to mention the added difficulty of recovering from a serious injury. You can turn to our team of St. Louis attorneys to provide the information you need.
On this page, we have taken a moment to respond to some of the questions that our clients frequently ask us. We hope this offers a bit of guidance in a difficult time.
Who is liable in a truck accident?
Truck accidents often involve more than one liable party. For instance, the driver of the truck might share liability with the trucking company or truck manufacturer. Because Missouri recognizes comparative negligence, you may still recover compensation even if the insurance company or the court determines that you share partial liability.
What are some common damages in a truck accident?
Because commercial trucks are significantly larger than most cars, the injuries and other damages they cause are extensive. Some of our clients’ damages have included:
- Hospital bills
- Prescription medication
- Rehabilitative treatment
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Automotive repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
No matter what type of damages you have, we will not give up trying to recover fair and just compensation for you.
Why are personal injury claims more complicated for trucking accidents?
First, the damages from truck accidents tend to be much more severe than those from passenger motor vehicle accidents. Next, trucking companies have their own team of attorneys, and investigators who are ready to swoop in and try to place liability away from the company. Trucking accidents also involve third-party liability quite frequently, which makes determining negligence more complex.
How can you find the best personal injury attorney for a truck accident injury?
Because truck crashes are very different from regular car accidents, it is important that you find someone who has handled multiple truck accident cases successfully. If you can find a law firm that has multiple attorneys on staff, this is even better – you will have a full team on your side.
Is there a statute of limitations for filing a claim?
Yes. In Missouri, you must file a personal injury lawsuit within five years of the date of your accident. If you miss this crucial deadline, you lose the right to seek compensation for your damages.
Ask More Questions For Our Team
If you need more information about truck accidents, you should reach out to a lawyer who understands them. When you contact us at Holland Injury Law, we can give you the answers you need. To reach us, please call 314-684-8321 or send us an email.